This was a big year for the Bachelor people.
It kicked off with Jake's controversial and super-cheesy season The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love ('nough said). A fan favourite from Gillian's Bachelorette season, I will admit that even I liked Jake going in. But the more I got to know him, the more annoying he got. Quick in his decision-making, Jake swiftly whittled his choices down to the over-processed girl no one liked (Vienna), the over-the-moon obnoxious Disney princess who insisted on "dancing the dance that's in [her] heart" (Tenley), the actually really tolerable swimsuit model (Gia) and the judgmental "it" girl who irrationally bitched at poor Vienna (Ali). So, of these "lovely" choices, our not-so-beloved Ken doll bid adieu to Ali when she left him to save her job (good move in my books), broke Gia's heart (terrible move, but good for her) then shocked the world, made me kind of happy and doomed himself forever when he picked Vienna to propose to. I liked that he picked the girl he liked best, even if no one understood why. It showed a strength of character that I found admirable. Of course they wouldn't last (they broke up in June), Tenley was much better suited to his formulaically "sweet" ways, but I liked that he had the balls to pick her. Jake then went on to Dancing with the Stars and became a national joke from there.