The Office: Season 9 (2012 - 2013)

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Season 9
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Critics Consensus

The Office's final season returns the series to fine form, balancing the funny with the heartfelt and reminding viewers what made the show great.

87%

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Critic Ratings: 30

88%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 641
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 20, 2012
2
Air date: Sep 27, 2012
3
Air date: Oct 4, 2012
4
Air date: Oct 18, 2012
5
Air date: Oct 25, 2012
6
Air date: Nov 8, 2012
7
Air date: Nov 15, 2012
8
Air date: Nov 29, 2012
9
Air date: Dec 6, 2012
10
Air date: Jan 10, 2013
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Tv Season Info

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.

Critic Reviews for The Office Season 9

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (15)

The Season 9 premiere, "New Guys," is as uneven as most episodes have been for the last few years.

Sep 20, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The results so far are very (very) funny.

Sep 20, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

When the focus shifts from primary characters to the entire cast, we're reminded that a strong, comedic ensemble still exists.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This was no ordinary television series, and no ordinary season.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

As finales go, The Office's conclusion hit the mark.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

...acceptable but not exceptional.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It was always the damaged characters who made the show worth watching, and it was the ingenious performances of Mr. Carell as the aggressively clueless boss and Mr. Wilson as his raging acolyte that made it distinctive.

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…

It is not quite the same show as the one that debuted in March 2005, but it has continued to be a show I watch, grumbling occasionally, with great and in many respects increasing pleasure.

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…

As the series comes to an end, I almost feel like I'm losing some of my best "friends".

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I laughed, I cried, I kvelled, I nodded along, I ignored doubts, I admired zingers, I marvelled at the restrained use of flashbacks.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 9

  • Sep 11, 2019
    So sorry, the first five seasons of the show were great. And then it got worse and worse. And the finale so sentimental - it just doesn't fit.
  • Jul 18, 2019
    After season 8, The Office recovers a little investing on his OG characters and providing some great laughs and na end that will make you feel devastated that the best comedy ever series ended, but glad it happened.
  • Jun 16, 2019
    dint watch this far but overall this show is a classic
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Who would've thought that a TV show revolving around the lives of office employees working in a paper company would bring so much joy in life through high-end sarcasm, comedy and a little bit of romance? It's quirky humor, and very endearing memorable characters make a perfect blend for a brilliant sitcom. If you are looking for some happiness, step no further because here it is!
  • Mar 27, 2019
    For anyone who has made it this far in the show, season 9 brings together all the hilarious shenanigans, and really makes the audience feel attached to the characters.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    FUNNY- Favorite episodes were the last 2
  • Dec 26, 2018
    Rainn Wilson proves that he can undertake the load of carrying a series. Between him and the ensemble's ability to deliver the show was pretty good in the final year.
  • Dec 16, 2018
    The thing about The Office is ... (and yes I know I'm in the massive minority) I HATE, HAAAATED MICHAEL SCOTT. His quirkiness was amusing on occasion, but his hyper-***ation, hyper-desperation for inclusion, hyper-sensitivity ('Oh no, ppl are laughin' at my movie. So I'm gonna cry like a bitch'); hyper lack of self-awareness is NOT cute & eeeextremely non-stop cringe-worthy (Perfect examples: "Phyliss' Wedding," "WUPHF" ... just a few immed. off the top of my head). Michael was AAAANYTHING but funny 90% of the time -- just a pathetic ball of -s--t). Bottom line: Terrible writing, so S8/9 was welcome. Prob. is, most all characters are still retarded (to say the least) on on a cartoonish level. For ex., Angela is ugly, nasty, ugly on so, so many levels. Even Erin, who is usually lovable pisses one off due to the TURRRIBLE level of writing. Dwight is the only consistently likable dude (Michael's treatment of him is another despicable strike against him). Darryl was also most always likable (and was something that would be COMPLETELY impossible today: His role, like Stanley, wasn't one of non-stop SJW-shove-down-your-throat msngr *GASP* ... individuals/networks would, of course, get sued to death over such today). Another mind-boggling head-scratching thing is the arc of Andy's character. He went from Michael-level idiotic/unlikable & fiiiinally somehow became one to root for, buuut then S9 happened. Further, what was w/ Daryl's desperate breakup storyline w/ Val? It was such a feel-good story that .. literally outta nowhere was just crazy random/stupid & sad. All in all ... again, HORRENDOUS writinThe thing about The Office is ... (and yes I know I'm in the maassive minority) I HATE, HAAAATE MICHAEL SCOTT. His quirkiness can be amusing on occasion, but his hyper-***ation, hyper-desperation for inclusion, hyper-sensitivity; hyper lack of self-awareness is NOT cute & eeeextremely non-stop cringe-worthy (Perfect examples: "Phyliss' Wedding," "Threat Level Midnight,""WUPHF" ... just a few immed. off the top of my head). Michael is AAAANYTHING but funny; he is a pathetic ball of -s--t). Bottom line: It's terrible writing. Yes there are many more eps, but the UK version is yes, inconceivably depressing for the latter half for no reason, but still head & shoulders, 1 million MILES better. ZERO contest. Most all characters are ***ed (to say the least) on on a cartoonish level. For Angela is ugly, nasty, ugly on so, so many levels. Even Erin, who is usually lovable pisses one off due to the TURRRIBLE level of writing. Dwight is the only consistently likable dude (Michael's treatment of him is another despicable strike against him). Daryl was also most always likable (and *GASP* wasn't used as a token black guy pontificating non-stop about SJW poison. In fact, he used terms such as "level of playing field" ... . individuals/networks would get sued to death over in 2018). Another mind-boggling head-scratching thing is the arc of Andy's character. He went from Michael-level idiotic/unlikable & fiiiinally somehow became one to root for, buuut then S9 happened. Further, what was w/ Daryl's desperate breakup storyline w/ Val? It was such a feel-good story that .. literally outta nowhere was just crazy random/stupid & sad. All in all ... again, HORRENDOUS writing where in which an ep where Mike does not piss you off a handful of times is an in INCREDIBLE anomaly (outside S1-2, as first 1.5 seasons were very good).
  • Dec 15, 2018
    S9 reminds audiences of what an iconic, extraordinary series this is and how strong of an ensemble cast it has built through the years, and while it offers more of the same quirky comedy we've come to love, there are many sweet moments that lead to a tearful conclusion.
  • Nov 23, 2018
    Damn ---not come close to justice for how cringingly pathetic the episode/character/episode's writing is. Andy slowly but surely goes from cartoonish ret--d into a nuanced & likable castmember. But that is COMPLETELY undone in a heartbeat, and he becomes an even MORE unlikable tool at the snap of a finger this final season. That is a real, reaaaaaal shame., reflecting again the most shamefully pathetic aspect of this show's Sad. And. Simply. Pathetic to the core. The extremely welcome continued absence of Michael Scott's absence is undone by the seasons's terrible story arc of Andy, And what was up w/ the completely outta-the-blue/sad Darryl-Valerie thing as well. Real unfortunate & made virtually zero sense as well. Sad. On thr plus side, the last couple episodes were pretty strong & satisfying.

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