Doctor Who: Season 9 (2015)


Season 9
Doctor Who

Critics Consensus

Peter Capaldi and the writers have settled into an emotionally engaging tone, allowing the show to raise the stakes for the Twelfth Doctor.



Critic Ratings: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 940
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Air date: Sep 19, 2015
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In Season 9 of this iconic sci-fi series, Peter Capaldi returns as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald. Together, they travel through time and space on the TARDIS and battles foes such as Dream Crabs and Daleks. Also, a major story arc this season revolves around the mystery of a being called the Hybrid, the combination of two great warrior races.

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 9

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Rarely has a show been so dependent on the skills of a single actor - and Capaldi is a good one: able to bring just enough emotional depth to a comicbook caper to render it dramatic.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Doctor has certainly chilled out quite a bit from his harder-edged persona from last year.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 9.4/10 | Full Review…

Full of wit and menace, unafraid to take on the show's museum piece classics, The Magician's Apprentice proves to be a supremely confident series premiere, launching the Twelfth Doctor's second innings in style.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Seemingly keen to re-energize itself after a topsy-turvy year in 2014, Doctor Who's ninth season has upped the stakes dramatically while still maintaining much of its grounded, loveable charm.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So beautifully well written, with a few familiar settings and a new one we haven't seen (Skaro of course).

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

A 4.5 billion-year stay in hell, invasions, ghosts, a quick trip home, and death - lots of death: it's been a rough season for the Doctor, but in the end, it has made him all the better.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

To make matters worse, the episode falls foul of the two most common stumbling blocks for Doctor Who writers: maintaining the balance between the Doctor and his companion, and making sure the stakes feel believably high.

Jan 18, 2017 | Full Review…

This is big-ticket Doctor Who, done in such a beautifully delicate way that it manages both to startle and to endear.

Oct 4, 2016 | Full Review…

The character this season appears less grumpy, imbued with a kind of joyful mania.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Seemingly keen to re-energize itself after a topsy-turvy year in 2014, Doctor Who Season Nine has upped the stakes dramatically while still maintaining much of its grounded, loveable charm.

Sep 20, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

"Magician's Apprentice" is a confident hour of television... and it proves once again that Moffat is great at situating a bold new Doctor Who direction within the half-century mythology of Doctor Whos past.

Dec 7, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"The Magician's Apprentice" begins the second season for Peter Capaldi's Doctor with a swaggering production whose confidence is quite remarkable... The opening hook is one of the most impressive the series has ever produced.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 9

  • Oct 02, 2019
    Very underrated season of Doctor Who that is only let down by the finale.
  • Jul 14, 2019
    The Doctor raises the stakes in a different but very welcome approach. Number 12 really comes to the hight of this new character arc with the darkness from season 8 combined with a new sense of humor and familiar "looseness."
  • Jul 04, 2019
    Decently paced & extremely exciting. Worth a watch. Better than Season 8.
  • Jun 30, 2019
    Jenna Louise Coleman's tenure as the sassy (occasional) smart-aleck Clara Oswald is getting a bit stale, but she and Capaldi's chemistry has reached an all time high and is elevated by an intriguing story arc that explores the consequences of being a "good man."
  • May 03, 2019
    PERFECT SERIES. Absolutely amazing writing by the whole team. Perfect acting by capaldi and wonderful acting by his companions missy and Clara. This is the perfect series of doctor who and definitely my favourite.
  • Apr 22, 2019
    just great. Purely fun.
  • Apr 12, 2019
    Loved the return to the dramatic,brooding, and strange doctor. Capaldi acting mixed with the tone and writing this season was most satisfying.
  • Mar 27, 2019
    High praise for episode 11 heaven sent. The music is just stunning. My favorite Capaldi episode, some episodes throughout the entire series are especially special. I get chills still, Murray Gold work for doctor who will be missed. The writing is good but it would not be as highly rated if the medley had been different.
  • Feb 20, 2019
    What a sad sad end to a potentially magnificent doctor... I guess making the Clara Show was more important that showcasing Capaldi's brilliant acting potential...
  • Feb 05, 2019
    My favorite season, and I 've been a fan since the 4th Doctor. Incredible, gorgeous & made the 12th Doctor my favorite Doctor.

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