Sad but true, kids and teens 8 to 18 years spend nearly 4 hours a day in front of a TV screen, which is way more time than the average kid 8-18 spends with his or her father every day. In other words, it's a great day to be a TV dad. And, sure, father does actually know best from time to time, but even more enjoyable is when father makes a horrible life choice and then spends the rest of the episode trying to fix it and or justify why he did it in the first place. With out further ado, I give you, The Top 9 Dysfunctional TV Dads Of All Time starting with the most lovably dysfunctional of them all:
1. . TONY SOPRANO, The Sopranos
Remember when the dad from Malcolm in the Middle became a bad ass meth dealer and brought sexy back to whitey tighties? Breaking Bad kicked ass and started many a conversation about what it means to provide for one’s family. Side note, Bryan Cranston is still taking names. See mic drop above…
9. . RICK GRIMES, The Walking Dead
Guys, would you eat a dude’s face to protect your son? Like, if push came to shove, would you eat a guy’s face if you knew it was what you had to do for the safety and betterment of your makeshift society? If you said no, than you, my friend, are no Rick Grimes. He is the Abraham Lincoln of fatherhood, keeping his family together when there is no family to keep together. Sure, he’s destroyed significant parts of his humanity. It’s 2015. At this point, who hasn’t?