The 10 Best Wives On TV

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Friday Night Lights' Tami Taylor is TV's best wife. Who are the other 9?

Molly Blane (Regina Taylor, The Unit): As the wife of soldier Jonas Blane, Molly has two main jobs, keep him sane and help the rest of The Unit's wives and families adjust. She performs both tasks with aplomb and enthusiasm. While the events of the show are highly sensational, she manages to give a tiny glimpse into what real-life military spouses go through everyday. On the downside, she's not great with money.

Tara Gregson (Toni Collette, United States Of Tara): Tara Gregson is a loyal (and sexy) wife. She and husband Max have been hitched for 17 years and have two sweet kids. Her only flaw (if you can call it that) is her multiple personality disorder. To be fair, at least one, Alice, of them is a superior homemaker to Tara herself. And there's something sexy about that teenage one.

 

Marge Simpson (Julie Kavner, The Simpsons): Marge is the prototype of the infinitely patient, love-and-goodwill-shall-conquer-all wife. Despite having a nervous breakdown, she usually tolerates Homer's loutishness with the secret knowledge that he's a wonderful guy on the inside. The quote, "Most women will tell you that you're a fool to think you can change a man. But those women are quitters," epitomizes her general sense of marriage (to Homer).

Tami Taylor (Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights): You probably knew this was coming, but Tami Taylor is really outstanding. And it's not just her ability to support Dillon's Coach Eric Taylor but also she has an ability to get the support that she needs in return that makes her such a great wife. If they get divorced (or cheat), I'm throwing my TV through a window.

Honorable mentions:

  • Skylar White (Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad): Need to see more of her this season.
  • Betty Draper (January Jones, Mad Men): She needs to stick up for herself in more constructive ways.
  • Anne Archibald (Francie Swift, Gossip Girl):  Not that I watch that show.
 
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