Are these the witchiest women in television history?
10. Mags Bennett, "Justified"
Best worst moment: "It's too late. It was already in the glass, not in the jar" Mags Bennett set the entire plot for Season 2 of "Justified" in motion by poisoning Walt McCready with a glass of her famous apple pie moonshine, an act that proved her willingness to do absolutely anything to protect her family and her business from outsiders.
Why they were so bad it was good: Season 2 of "Justified" is a series peak because, in Mags, the show created one of the most pragmatic and vicious antagonists ever seen on the small screen, a woman forced by circumstances to go from wife and mother to business woman and crime lord. Margo Martindale won a well-deserved Emmy for capturing Mags' ability to turn from kindly and matriarchal -- I need a female equivalent of "avuncular" -- to venal and remorseless on a dime.