Not your average whimpering mother. Joyce is badass Image: Netflix
Sure, your favourite fictional superheroes are everything you want to be. Only your very own real-life superhero can beat them, hands down. Yes, we’re talking about moms who just can’t stop being badass…all day, every day. Give them a cape and they will show you who saves the day (they do it without one anyway). As you take the time off to celebrate Mother’s Day and raise a much-deserved toast to her, here is a list of some of the coolest, don’t-mess-with-me moms on Netflix. And here’s to you, mom, for all that you are and all that we can’t ever be…
Queen Elizabeth, The Crown
Queen Elizabeth’s official duties came upon her while her children were still very young. But she knew just how to strike a balance all along. Being a queen and a mother isn’t your everyday job, and yet she plays both roles to perfection. She’d go from being strict to kind, from steadfast to loving with incredible grace and made #bossmom a thing.
Joyce Byers, Stranger Things
Joyce shatters every sordid stereotype of a single mom. Mom to Will and Jonathan Byers, who works as a clerk to meet their family needs, Joyce could probably lead the don’t-mess-with-me mom pack without the drop of a hat. When Will suddenly disappears, Joyce puts up a fight like nobody else, letting her protectiveness take over and not taking ‘no’ for an answer from anyone. You see her standing strong against every evil that stands to take away her child from her.
Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
Lorelai’s free spirit is goals for every woman ever. You want a mom like her (admit it already). From movie nights-in with her daughter to bingeing on junk food together, she gives mother-daughter relationships a whole new meaning. Lorelai is witty and has a comeback for every possible situation. Plus, her pop-culture reference game is on point. Now, where’s the Cool Mom Award when you need it?
Alice Cooper, Riverdale
“I’m done with your ultimatums young lady. You’re coming home now.” That’s Alice Cooper for you and she is exactly like your mom. Protective, sneaky, loving—all at once. Always ready to stand up for her daughter Betty and always the first one to call out on her bluffs, Alice is the kind of badass mom you see rooting for you at home.
Jane, Jane The Virgin
A hard-working young mother, passionate about her pursuing a career in writing, Jane makes rosy romance novels fade with multiple reality checks about motherhood. When she accidentally becomes pregnant, she is bombarded with questions, which impacts her relationship with her fiancé. She decides to keep the baby and attends grad school to pursue her dreams. Knocked down, but never out—that’s Jane for you.