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13 TV Dads Who Don’t Deserve Any Praise!

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There are some really great fathers portrayed on television. But just like in real life, there are also the not-so-great ones. 

We’ve compiled a list that pays tribute to them all: from fathers who were never there, to fathers who loved their liquor bottles, to fathers who despised what their children had become, to fathers who loved their children but had a twisted way of showing it.

Seriously, you should thank your lucky stars you don’t have to call these dudes “dad.”

These are dads who would never get a Father’s Day gift.

1. Eli Pope – Scandal

Eli Pope - Scandal

Eli Pope is the definition of a bad parent. He kept Olivia in the dark about his secret life and allowed her to think her mom died in a plane crash. Eventually, she learned that mama Pope was actually a terrorist, and he was Command of B613, a covert government organization that tortures men and turns them into assassins.

Eli would kill in anyone that stood in his way, and a few times, his riff with his daughter almost ended with spilled blood. I can’t even count all the times Liv tried to secretly take him out for his Machiavellian-level schemes. Still, she always maintained some relationship with “dad” by attending weekly dinners and drowning the dysfunction in bottles of fine wine.

 

2. Blake Carrington – Dynasty

Blake Carrington - Dynasty

Blake 2.0 on the rebooted CW series Dynasty still earns the title of a “self-righteous dad.” He puts the company ahead of his children and often manipulates them to turn a profit. What else could you expect from the entrepreneurial patriarch?

Lying to his children is only the tip of the iceberg; he snuffed out his new wife Cristal from the company, blatantly lied to the media about the damage his company was doing to neighboring towns, and almost let his daughter marry her half-cousin. Actually, he’s not just a crappy dad, he’s a bad person. His only redeeming quality is that he isn’t homophobic and openly accepts his gay son.

 
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3. Mikeal Mikealson – The Originals

Mikeal Mikealson - The Originals

Hating your son is grounds for winning the “bad father” award around here. However, Mikeal’s distaste for his son went further than hatred — he could never love him because Niklaus reminded him of his wife’s betrayal. That distaste led him to chase Niklaus around the world for 1,000 years in hopes of killing him. What kind of father does that? Because of it, Mikeal turned all of his other kids against himself as well.

Klaus’ daddy issues have manifested themselves in his relationship with daughter, Hope. He believes he’ll spare her from the pain if he simply removes himself from her life, but it’s that fear of disappointing her that makes him a better father than Mikeal ever could be.

4. Lucious Lyon – Empire

Lucious Lyon - Empire

The former drug-dealer turned music mogul is an infectious disease when it comes to his family. He uses his sons in a power-struggle with ex-wife Cookie Lyon and pits them against each other to weed out the weakest link in hopes of choosing a successor.

He also despises Jamal’s homosexuality and is dismissive of Andre’s mental illness. We’ll never get rid of the image of him putting his son in the trash can for wearing heels. There is nothing worse than a father who cannot be supportive of his own blood.

 

5. Dan Scott – One Tree Hill

Dan Scott - One Tree Hill

Dan Scott was a nightmare from hell to sons Lucas and Nathan. His claim to fame in terms of making the “worst dad on the TV” list had to be murdering his brother, Keith, out of jealousy. He hated that he was a father figure to estranged son, Lucas.

And don’t think Lucas had it easy because he was abandoned. Dan manipulated Nathan into making Lucas’ life a living hell, and when the pressure to make his father proud became too much to handle, Nathan emancipated himself.

6. Conrad Grayson – Revenge

Conrad Grayson - Revenge
To be completely frank, Conrad Grayson was the most villainous man the Hampton’s had ever seen. He was involved in a terrorist organization responsible for a plane crash that killed hundreds of innocent people and worse, blamed it on his wife’s innocent lover and ruined his life. He raised his two children to be spoiled brats who cherished power and wealth over anything else but really, they should have used him as an example of what not to grow up to be.
 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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‘Money Heist’ Spinoff Focused on Pedro Alonso’s Character Berlin is Officially In the Works

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'Money Heist' Spinoff Focused on Pedro Alonso's Character Berlin is Officially In the Works

We’re just mere days away from the final five episodes of Money Heist (La Casa de Papel). 

But if you’re in your feels about the series coming to an end on Friday, December 3, we have some news that might just cheer you up! 

While we’ll be saying goodbye to our favorite Bella Ciao robbers responsible for the biggest heist in the world, Netflix announced a new series focused on Berlin.

The spinoff will be centered around the beloved character portrayed by Pedro Alonso.

Berlin may have died in Season 2, but such a force lives on in memories and flashbacks.

The spinoff, titled Berlin: A New Series, is set to premiere sometime in 2023.

While no plot has been revealed, it will likely dig into the mysterious life of the electric character. 

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It also provides some clarity surrounding the flashbacks about Berlin and his son in the first half of season 5 of Money Heist, which puzzled fans as they couldn’t figure out how they fit into the overall story. 

As for Alonso, he’s “happy” about the spinoff. 

“I am deeply grateful to be able to connect with people all over the world and receive so much love and such a memorable time. We started this series walking into the unknown and we have been winning ever since. You fans are our accomplices and thank you for that,” he said at a fan event celebrating Friday’s premiere. 

Money Heist initially premiered in Spain and received a lukewarm reception. After it aired its final episode, Netflix added the two seasons to its international library, and the series took off! The series about Robin Hood-esque criminals became a global sensation spawning three more seasons sponsored by Netflix. 

To this day, it’s one of the streaming giant’s biggest shows. 

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Freeform Kicks off the Holidays With Its ’25 Days of Christmas’ Lineup – See the Schedule

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Sleigh bells are jingle-ing, ring-ting tingle-ing, too because it’s officially December, which means you do not have to feel guilty about all the hot cocoa you’re about to consume and the holiday movies you’re about to binge!

Freeform is getting into the holiday spirit with its annual 25 Days of Christmas programming. 

The schedule is decking the halls with some tried and true classics such as Home Alone + the sequels, the Santa Clause movies, Frosty the Snowman, Love Actually, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and more. 

You can also catch some Christmas-themed episodes of The Simpsons and Family Guy. 

Check out the full Freeform schedule below:

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1

7 am Holiday in Handcuffs

10:30 am The Simpsons

11:05 am The Santa Clause

1:15 pm The Santa Clause 2

3:45 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

5:50 pm Home Alone

8:20 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

12 am The Simpsons marathon

THURSDAY, DEC. 2

7 am The Mistle-tones

10:30 am The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

11 am Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House

1:05 pm Arthur Christmas

3:10 pm Home Alone

5:40 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

8:20 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

12 am The Simpsons marathon

FRIDAY, DEC. 3

7 am The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

7:30 am Jingle All the Way 2

9:30 am Jingle All the Way

11:35 am Family Guy marathon

4:35 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

7:15 pm The Santa Clause

9:25 pm The Santa Clause 2

11:55 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

SATURDAY, DEC. 4

7 am The Simpsons

7:30 am Jingle All the Way

9:35 am Prancer Returns

11:40 am Home Alone 3

1:50 pm Arthur Christmas

3:55 pm Disney’s A Christmas Carol

6:05 pm Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

7:10 pm Frosty the Snowman

7:45 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

8:50 pm Home Alone

11:20 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

SUNDAY, DEC. 5

7 am Prancer Returns

9:05 am Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

10:05 am Unaccompanied Minors

12:10 pm Arthur Christmas

2:15 pm Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

3:55 pm Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

5:00 pm Frosty the Snowman

5:35 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

6:40 pm Home Alone

9:10 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

11:50 pm Daddy’s Home 2

MONDAY, DEC. 6

7 am It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

10:30 am The Simpsons

11 am Daddy’s Home 2

1:10 pm Home Alone

3:40 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

6:20 pm The Santa Clause

8:30 pm The Santa Clause 2

12 am The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

TUESDAY, DEC. 7

7 am Stealing Christmas

11 am Home Alone

1:30 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

4:10 pm Jingle All the Way

6:15 pm Disney’s A Christmas Carol

8:20 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

12 am Arthur Christmas

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8

7 am Snow

11 am Jingle All the Way

1:00 pm Jingle All the Way 2

3:00 pm Arthur Christmas

5:00 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

7:30 pm Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

9:30 pm Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

12 am The Simpsons marathon

THURSDAY, DEC. 9

7 am Snow 2: Brain Freeze

10:30 am Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

11:30 am The Santa Clause

1:40 pm The Santa Clause 2

3:50 pm Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

5:50 pm Home Alone

8:20 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

12 am Snowglobe

FRIDAY, DEC. 10

7 am Call Me Claus

9 am 12:00 pm Family Guy

12:00 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

2:35 pm Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

4:10 pm Home Alone

6:40 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

9:20 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

12 am Family Guy marathon

SATURDAY, DEC. 11

7 am Unaccompanied Minors

9:05 am The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

9:35 am The Star (2017)

11:40 am Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

1:10 pm Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

2:40 pm Toy Story That Time Forgot

3:10 pm Toy Story

5:10 pm Toy Story 2

7:15 pm Toy Story 3

9:45 pm Toy Story 4

11:55 pm Arthur Christmas

SUNDAY, DEC. 12

7 am The Star (2017)

9 am Jingle All the Way 

11 am Jingle All the Way 2

1:05 pm Arthur Christmas

3:10 pm Disney’s A Christmas Carol

5:15 pm The Santa Clause

7:25 pm The Santa Clause 2

9:55 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

12 am Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist

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MONDAY, DEC. 13

7 am Holiday in Handcuffs

10:30 am Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

11:30 am The Santa Clause

1:30 pm The Santa Clause 2

4:00 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

6:00 pm Home Alone

8:30 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

12 am Family Guy marathon

TUESDAY, DEC. 14

7 am 12 Dates of Christmas

10:30 am Jingle All the Way

12:30 pm Love Actually

3:30 pm Home Alone

6:00 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

8:30 pm Office Christmas Party – Freeform Premiere

12 am The Night Before

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15

7 am Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve

10:30 am Family Guy

11 am Office Christmas Party

1:35 pm The Santa Clause

3:45 pm The Santa Clause 2

6:15 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

8:20 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

12 am Family Guy marathon

THURSDAY, DEC. 16

7 am Black Nativity

10:30 am The Preacher’s Wife

1:00 pm Almost Christmas

3:30 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

6:00 pm Home Alone

8:30 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

1 12 am The Simpsons marathon

FRIDAY, DEC. 17

7 am Family Guy marathon

9 am Love Actually

12:00 pm Home Alone

2:30 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

5:10 pm The Santa Clause

7:20 pm The Santa Clause 2

9:50 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

11:55 pm Disney’s A Christmas Carol

SATURDAY, DEC. 18

7:35 am Love Actually

10:45 am Unaccompanied Minors

12:55 pm The Santa Clause

3:05 pm The Santa Clause 2

5:35 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

7:40 pm Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

9:40 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

12:20 am Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

SUNDAY, DEC. 19

7 am The Middle

7:30 am Unaccompanied Minors

9:30 am Home Alone 3

11:30 am The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

1:30 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

4:10 pm Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

6:10 pm Frosty the Snowman

6:45 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

7:50 pm Home Alone

10:20 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

1 am Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

MONDAY, DEC. 20

7 am Prancer Returns

10:30 am Home Alone

1:00 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

3:35 pm Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

4:40 pm Frosty the Snowman

5:15 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

6:20 pm The Santa Clause

8:30 pm The Santa Clause 2

12 am The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

TUESDAY, DEC. 21

7 am Family Guy marathon

10:30 am Jingle All the Way

12:30 pm The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

1:00 pm Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

2:00 pm Daddy’s Home 2

4:00 pm Disney’s A Christmas Carol

6:00 pm Home Alone

8:30 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

12 am Family Guy marathon

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22

7 am The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

7:30 am Jingle All the Way

9:30 am Love the Coopers

12:00 pm Daddy’s Home 2

2:05 pm Home Alone

4:35 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

7:15 pm The Santa Clause

9:25 pm The Santa Clause 2

11:55 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

THURSDAY, DEC. 23

7 am It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

9 am Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

10:30 am Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

12:00 pm Arthur Christmas

2:05 pm The Star (2017)

4:05 pm Home Alone

6:35 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

9:15 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

11:55 pm Arthur Christmas

FRIDAY, DEC. 24

7 am Prancer Returns

10:30 am The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

11 am The Star (2017)

1:00 pm Home Alone

3:30 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

6:00 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

8:30 pm Frosty the Snowman

9:00 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

10:00 pm Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

12 am Family Guy marathon

SATURDAY, DEC. 25

7 am Arthur Christmas

9:10 am The Santa Clause

11:20 am The Santa Clause 2

1:50 pm The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

4:00 pm Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

5:05 pm Frosty the Snowman

5:40 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

6:45 pm Home Alone

9:15 pm Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

11:55 pm Arthur Christmas

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9 Best Christmas Movies to Spread Holiday Cheer

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9 Best Christmas Movies to Watch 2021

December is the start of a holly, jolly month! 

And what better way to get into the spirit of the holidays than by streaming some heartwarming and festive Christmas movies on Netflix?

From Netflix to Hallmark to HBO Max — spread the Christmas cheer to those far and near! 

Here are the 9 movies to check out in December 2021:

 

Love Hard – Netflix (Nov 5)

A rom-com where you find yourself rooting for the underdog (despite the cat-fishing) and not the guy that belongs on the present-day version of an Abercrombie bag. Bonus: it stars Nina Dobrev from The Vampire Diaries and Jimmy O. Yang in Silicon Valley.

 

Next Stop, Christmas – Hallmark Channel (Nov 6) 

If you love the Polar Express and Back to the Future, this movie is for you. Christopher Lloyd taps into the conductor role on a time-traveling train as a woman ponders what her life would be like if she married a former boyfriend who went onto become a famous sportscaster and mysteriously finds herself 10 years in the past. 

 

Father Christmas is Back – Netflix (Nov 7)

Four widely different sisters reunite for Christmas in a Yorkshire mansion and find themselves uncovering family secrets when their long lost father shows up for dinner. Elizabeth Hurley, Nathalie Cox, and Kelsey Grammer star in the comedy. 

 

Home Sweet Home Alone – Disney + (Nov 12)

He’s no Kevin McCallister, but Archie Yates as Max Mercer certainly gives him a run for his money in this “Home Alone” sequel. Max is the kid left behind as his family travels to Japan for the holidays. When a married couple tries to steal an heirloom from his home, they don’t expect him to retaliate. And the rest is history! 
 

 

The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star – Netflix (Nov 18)

Vanessa Hudgens x3! Royal lookalikes Margaret and Stacy turn to third doppelganger Fiona for help retrieving a stolen priceless Christmas relic.

 

A Boy Called Christmas – Netflix (Nov 24)

A young boy named Nikolas sets on a quest to find his father and stumbles upon a village of elves called Elfhelm. 

 

8-Bit Christmas – HBO Max (November 25)

Set in suburban Chicago in the 1980s, a 10-year-old sets out to get the ultimate Christmas gift of his generation: a video game system. The comedy stars Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Steve Zahn, and Winslow Fegley. 

 

The Christmas Contest – Hallmark Channel (11/28)

It’s the Fuller House reunion you didn’t know you needed! Queen of Christmas Candace Cameron Bure stars in her 11th Hallmark movie as Lara, who faces off against Ben (played by John Brotherton) in a Christmas competition. We can’t wait to see these two back together onscreen considering their chemistry in the Full House spinoff. Maybe we’ll get a surprise appearance from Danny Tanner? We dream.

 

The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls – Hallmark Channel (12/18)

Not only was The Christmas House Hallmark’s first-ever LGBTQ holiday movie, but it was also a really great holiday film. So, it only makes sense that the network would tap in for a sequel about the Mitchell brothers competing to see who can build the best Christmas house. Robert Buckley, Ana Ayora, Jonathan Bennett return alongside Sharon Lawrence, Treat Williams, Brad Harder.
 


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