The Top 10 Best 'Bachelor'/'Bachelorette' Seasons, Ranked

The Top 10 Best 'Bachelor'/'Bachelorette' Seasons, Ranked

Some of the most memorable and entertaining "Bachelor" franchise seasons.
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I’ve been absolutely hooked on the "Bachelor" franchise since I watched Jillian Harris’ season in 2009. Even with all the limos, tears, and being informed by Chris Harrison that “it’s the most dramatic season yet,” I’ve somehow stuck with the show all these years and endured the craziness.

With the beginning of Bachelor Arie’s season, here’s a look back at my favorite seasons of the "Bachelor"/"Bachelorette"!

10. Juan Pablo (2014)

This season was such a train wreck, but that’s part of why it was so good... and it’s OK, right?

9. Ali Fedotowsky (2010)

Despite premiering eight years ago, Ali’s season included some of the most memorable cast members to this day, and Kasey’s “guard and protect your heart” tattoo will never not be funny.

8. Sean Lowe (2013)

I included this season solely because I love Sean and Catherine, and they’re expecting their second child!!!

7. Emily Maynard (2012)

This season introduced current Bachelor Arie, and despite it not working out, I still absolutely loved watching her and Jef’s relationship over the show.

6. Nick Viall (2017)

Nick finally landed a spot as the Bachelor after appearing on the show three times. Even though he and Vanessa may not have worked out, the show brought us a hilarious cast of characters in Raven, dolphin (shark) girl, Taylor, and (my favorite) Corinne.

5. Kaitlyn Bristowe (2015)

Kaitlyn is probably my all-time favorite Bachelorette, and the Shawn/Nick rivalry and introduction of Ben Higgins make the season a winner.

4. Ashley Hebert (2011)

Before there was Sean and Catherine, Ashley and JP reigned as one of the cutest Bachelor couples of all time, and now they’re married with kids! Bentley was also one of the show’s best villains.

3. Chris Soules (2015)

Before “Prince Farming” got arrested for a DUI and a hit-and-run, he was in one of the best seasons of Bachelor history. Ashely I., the pomegranate girl, Becca, Kelsey Poe, Kaitlyn, Carly, Jade- the season welcomed so many future Bachelor favorites.

2. Ben Higgins (2016)

I picked this season since I’m still planning on making Ben my future husband (He’s still single!!!) He is hands-down my all-time favorite Bachelor, and an entire season of Ben can’t be beat.

1. Jojo Fletcher (2016)

The presence of Chad is honestly what makes this season my favorite, not gonna lie. Plus, Jojo is a Baylor grad and her and Jordan are perfect together!

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17 'Winnie The Pooh' Quotes To Remember When You're About To Have A Final Exam Panic Attack

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."

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Stressed AF about finals?

Let Pooh take the wheel:

1. "You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think." 

2. "Think it over, think it under." 

3. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." 

4. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." 

5. "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

6.  "Think, think, think." 

7. "The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually." 

8. "Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be." 

9. "To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." 

10. "Home is the comfiest place to be." 

11. "So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions, and get on with the book." 

12. "I must go forward to where I have never been instead of backwards where I have." 

13. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries." 

14. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." 

15. "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." 

16. "Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

17. My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places."

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5 Songs to Add to Your Playlist This Month

Spring into finals week (and the summer) by "cleaning up" your playlist

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Here are some fun, fresh new tracks to check out as you finish out the rest of the school year and help you get out of your "music comfort zone!"

“Patience” by Tame Impala 

Genre: Electronic/Alternative

Tame Impala FINALLY released new music (!!), and this track is absolutely stunning. With frontrunner Kevin Parker staying on brand with the band's psychedelic, seemingly ethereal style, it sounds like a combination of 70s soft rock and waves of modern-day electronica, with Parker's voice drifting in and out in a kind of otherworldly, mellowed-out manner.

“Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend 

Genre: Alternative/Indie Pop

Vampire Weekend is also releasing an album, entitled "Father of the Bride", on May 3rd. From the looks of it, this track relates to the theme of marriage/weddings present in the album's title, and it is a fun, upbeat song that I have been listening to a lot in the morning as I'm getting ready for class! Ezra Koenig's voice is so unique and can cover a broad range, and I highly recommend listening to some of the band's other work as well ("Step" from their 2013 release "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of my all-time favorite songs!).

“Ready to Let Go” by Cage the Elephant 

Genre: Alternative/Alternative Rock

So many great artists are (finally) releasing new albums this year, and Cage the Elephant falls into this category. This track is an absolute banger and doesn't stray much from the band's style in that it includes a lot of loud guitar and dynamic vocals. Like Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant has been around since the early 2000s, and I highly recommend checking out some of their earlier work as well (big fan of their most recent album, actually!)

“Apple Orchard” by Beach House 

Genre: Indie/Electronic

Beach House is one of my favorite bands of all time, as I find a kind of an ethereal, beautiful sadness in the dreamy style of instrumentalist Alex Scally and lucid vocals of singer Victoria Legrand. This track is from their 2006 self-titled debut and is probably one of my favorite songs they've ever released. The lyrics are poetic and perfect for the post-finals enjoyment of spring weather, in that they preach relaxation and restfulness, and the song's electronic rhythms echo the essence of spring as well. If you like this song, then I highly recommend checking out the band's other albums as well (Depression Cherry is one of my favorite albums of all time).

“April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel 

Genre: 60s Pop

No spring playlist is complete without a little Simon & Garfunkel! This song is a classic, its timeless, poetic lyrics capturing the epitome of the coming of spring and all its glory. In fact, I consider the entire album (entitled Sound of Silence) to be perfect for the pleasantness and feelings of renewal/natural revitalization associated with the coming months, so be sure to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before!

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