The Originals

11 Most Messed Up Families on Television (PHOTOS)

If you think your family is bad, you clearly haven’t been watching enough TV. Some of the hottest shows on the tube these days feature some of the most dysfunctional families.

The genres range from supernatural shows — the Mikaelsons definitely don’t practice that whole “Always and Forever” mantra — to family dramas. The way Season 1 of The Originals is progressing, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Rebekah (Claire Holt), and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) have enough buried family secrets to last an eternity (we guess that’s what happens when you’re immortal), and many are finally bubbling up to the surface. Though the Mikaelsons are pretty terrible, there are plenty of family units in primetime to challenge them for the throne.

You’re under strict orders to hold your families closer tonight because at least you aren’t related to any of these 10 horrible families.

Click through and check out our favorite twisted TV families and then hit the comments to let us know if you agree!