Let’s be honest: The days of Leave it to Beaver and The Brady Bunch are long gone; not every TV father deserves to start each morning by proudly sipping coffee from his “World’s Best Dad” mug.
For every Rogelio De La Vega (Jane the Virgin) who uses his connections to further his daughter’s career, there’s a Stannis Baratheon (Game of Thrones) who uses his connections to light his innocent young daughter on fire and make her mother watch. So, yeah, definitely no mug for Stannis.
With Father’s Day fast approaching, TVLine is looking back on the small-screen dads of the past calendar year, deciding whose parental kindness made us fall in love with them — and whose paternal blunders nearly had us calling Child Protective Services.
Browse our gallery of the best and worst TV dad moments below, then drop a comment: Who’s been your favorite/least favorite TV dad as of late?