The Bachelor: Season 21 (2017)


Season 21
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From vile villain to dorky prince charming, Nick Viall's journey on The Bachelor makes for a delightfully entertaining season.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 11

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Air date: Jan 2, 2017

Season 21 begins with Nick Viall meeting 30 beautiful bachelorettes, each clamoring for his attention and the coveted first-impression rose. By the end of the initial rose ceremony, only 22 ladies remain to continue on their path to win Nick's heart. But before the ladies arrive, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Ben Higgins offer Nick advice on searching for his soul mate.

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Air date: Jan 9, 2017

One anxious bachelorette hides her secret history with Nick; 12 ladies attend a wedding photo shoot with Nick; Nick whisks away one lucky gal to a private yacht; Nick meets six women at Hollywood's Museum of Broken Relationships where each lady acts out a breakup with Nick; Nick does something shocking that no one could have expected.

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Air date: Jan 16, 2017

The Backstreet Boys deliver a group date card; Nick takes one lucky lady on an out-of-this-world journey aboard a Zero G plane; seven bachelorettes participate in a "Nickathalon"; Nick incurs the ire of his potential soul mates with his ultra-sensual behavior; a surprise pool party takes a turn for the worse.

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Air date: Jan 23, 2017

An upset bachelorette confronts Nick about his forward behavior with another woman; the ladies visit Nick's hometown of Waukesha, Wis.; Nick selects a group of women to test their skills as ranch hands; a shy bachelorette spends a day with Nick's family and opens up about her past heartbreak, which allows Nick to see a fiery side to her he never thought possible; country singer Chris Lane performs during a romantic dinner.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2017

The 13 remaining bachelorettes visit New Orleans, where Nick selects one lucky lady to accompany him on a date. Later, 10 women are chosen for a night of thrills at a haunted plantation; and two vengeful rivals go on the dreaded two-on-one date in the Big Easy's mystical bayou, where the trio encounter a group of voodoo worshipers.

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Air date: Feb 6, 2017

The nine remaining bachelorettes visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Nick learns the details of a dark-haired beauty's heartbreaking life. Later, a group date with six ladies goes terribly wrong; and a two-on-one outing sends Nick's journey into a tailspin.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2017

All of Nick's relationships are called into question as the remaining women deal with Nick's admission that the process may not be working for him. Nick seeks council from Chris Harrison about his predicament.

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Air date: Feb 20, 2017

Nick meets the families of the final four bachelorettes when he goes on hometown dates. Later, everyone meets up in New York City for the rose ceremony but a surprise visitor to Nick's hotel could alter everything.

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True love (or a TV facsimile thereof) gets the reality treatment in this long-running dating game.

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With Nick's unpredictable behaviour causing uncertainty, the remaining women were left wondering if they would still get a coveted home town date, but Nick opts to go on an emotionally charged journey to visit the final four women's home towns. After the dates, as the women wait anxiously in New York for the rose ceremony, a surprise visitor to Nick's hotel could alter everything.

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After being the runner-up in two separate seasons of "The Bachelorette," Nick Viall finally has the chance to find love in Season 21 of "The Bachelor." With advice from former Bachelors, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules, and Ben Higgins, Nick, a software sales executive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, prepares to meet the 30 single women who will compete to win his heart. Nick's instant chemistry with one of the women creates jealousy in the house, but will her first impression be enough to turn into something serious? This season includes romantic and adventurous dates in New Orleans, the Virgin Islands, and Finland and special appearances by the Backstreet Boys and Olympians Michelle Carter, Carl Lewis and Allyson Felix.

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Critic Reviews for The Bachelor Season 21

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

The Bachelor has found something that might well be as compelling, good-TV-wise, as villainy: forgiveness. The Bachelor has always relied on fairy tale frames for its narrative drama; now, it will be Nick [Viall]...

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

I have to wonder if The Bachelor's heart is in it. Not The Bachelor, but the show itself.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The real fun begins when Nick [Viall] shows us how self-aware he is. He mumbles, he doesn't make eye contact, he touches his face a lot and he's very long-winded. What a catch!.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

In these trying times, is Nick our only hope? Excuse me while I go call my therapist.

Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…

This is not your typical season of The Bachelor. Nick Viall isn't your typical bachelor. He's just like you, America. He mumbles. He can't make eye contact. He rests his head on his hands. What a goof.

Sep 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's so interesting to see flashbacks of Nick from his days on The Bachelorette because he is so much better looking now. He earned his right to post shirtless selfies.

Sep 18, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5.0 | Full Review…

If an accomplished, suitably-aged woman of color can believe in Nick [Viall] , maybe we can, too.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Last night was the first episode of a noir-esque, mystery programme entitled The Case of Nick's Missing Likability.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The Bachelor Season 21 certainly made a splash into the new year.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

I will say this for season 21: It wastes no time. Within about 60 seconds, Nick is already starring in a gratuitous shirtless montage.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bachelor: Season 21

  • Oct 22, 2017
    I didn't like Nick before but he has really grown on me and now he is one of my favorite bachelor's so far. I could not stand that Corinne on his season she was so annoying and rude to the other girls. I always thought it was sad that he always was the runner up on his two season of the Bachelorette. I hope he finds love in the future.

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