CW parents = terrible parents.
Hi, I’m Hannah, and I love teen dramas! It’s kind of ~my brand~. But don’t come at me with this Outer Banks nonsense. I’m old.
But one thing I’ve noticed about all my favorite teen dramas is that the parents are almost always AWFUL.* In fact, there were so many awful parents, I couldn’t even include them all! Here are some of the worst of the worst.
Chuck’s dad Bart on Gossip Girl
Nathan and Lucas’s dad Dan on One Tree Hill
Cheryl’s parents Clifford and Penelope on Riverdale
Caroline’s dad Bill on The Vampire Diaries
Spencer’s dad Peter on Pretty Little Liars
Serena’s parents Lily and William in Gossip Girl
Veronica’s parents Hiram and Hermione on Riverdale
Betty’s parents Hal and Alice on Riverdale
Ali’s mom Jessica on Pretty Little Liars
Brooke’s parents Victoria and Ted on One Tree Hill
Nate’s parents Howard and Anne on Gossip Girl
Nate’s dad Cal on Euphoria
Marissa’s mom Julie on The O.C.
Jughead’s mom Gladys on Riverdale
Harvey’s dad Mr. Kinkle on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chris’s parents on Skins
Isaac’s dad Coach Lahey on Teen Wolf
Aria’s dad Byron on Pretty Little Liars
Matt’s mom Kelly on The Vampire Diaries
Tyler’s dad Richard on The Vampire Diaries
Allison’s mom Victoria on Teen Wolf
Malia’s biological parents Corinne and Peter on Teen Wolf
Justin’s mom Amber on 13 Reasons Why
And finally, Ryan’s mom Dawn on The O.C.
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