This season's men aside, the show struggled to grasp a compelling storyline which made it painful to watch. From conjuring up a racially driven conversation throughout the season (Rachel is of course the first black Bachelorette) to a contrived attempt at positioning one contestant as the "bad guy" and "cheater" after it was revealed he was in a "committed relationship."
And then of course, there's Lindsay herself: A 32-year-old savvy lawyer from Dallas who seemed to step into a season so hand-tailored to her liking that it lacked the ability to create the dramatic, emotional feel the show is known and loved for.
Lindsay made it clear that she knew what kind of man she wanted from the start, and how she wanted her relationships to proceed - so eliminating men who were considered "fan favorites" or contestants positioned to bolster the franchise as the next "Bachelor" proved difficult for the show to keep longer.
She joined the show with the goal to fall in love and didn't seem interested in the drama that makes juicy reality TV. Lindsay already has a successful career and it's not like she needed a little air time on a hit show to propel her into a social media star. Lindsay quickly dumped the incompatible suitors and kept the men she was into, making it hard for producers of the hit ABC show to keep this season filled with surprises.
Lindsay even had celebrities singing her praises, co-signing that she's "too good" for the franchise.
Charlize Theron told Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live!" that Lindsay "is smart, she is sexy, she is beautiful. She needs to get off that show and she needs to have a good friend set her up."
Los Angeles Laker legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (who appeared on one episode this season) wrote an op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter expressing his relief that Lindsay was not chosen by Nick Viall on his season of "The Bachelor" where she first appeared.
"I was relieved she wasn't chosen by Nick because, let's face it, she was too good for him," Jabbar said. "She was smarter, wittier, funnier and more mature than he was, which I suspect he realized and is the reason he didn't select her."