The Walking Dead: Season 9 (2018 - 2019)


Season 9
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Nine seasons in, The Walking Dead feels more alive than ever, with heightened tension and a refreshed pace that rejuvenates this long-running franchise.



Critic Ratings: 20


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User Ratings: 1738

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Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan's life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group. Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick's steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors. As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 9

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

Kang is loading the show with quality character, relationships, and mystery (including that helicopter everyone wants to know about) right off the bat.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

This pilot is an optimistic indicator that 'The Walking Dead' can flourish within the shaky lands of the apocalypse. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The series finds its pulse again. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

As this season started, The Walking Dead looked scarily like a dead man walking.

Apr 4, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

There is still quite a lot of trouble with getting the story to progress forward and an equal amount in trying to develop the characters to the point of actually caring about what happens to them.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Showrunner Angela Kang had already done the impossible in resuscitating this season to heights of TWD's glory days while navigating the loss of the series' main character.

Mar 24, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

It isn't a perfect first half, but it takes the unexpected departure of its star and runs, doesn't walk, towards revitilization.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead has turned loss on many levels into a reset and become more insightful than it has been in a long time. That might not be what you expect for Survivors of the end times, but it is something well worth watching.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Rick's final episode was full of great acting by Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I will never look at Negan the same again. The writers are so much better this season.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 92 | Full Review…

"The Walking Dead" season 9 gets off to a good start, but the real test will be whether or not AMC can keep the show chugging after its main star leaves the series.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The new season gives off a distinctly Western vibe, with horse-drawn museum artifacts helping our heroes rebuild a civilization, and an incident of rough frontier justice.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

As shakily as some of these new conflicts and plotlines have been established, I am, for the first time in several seasons, curious to see how things turn out on The Walking Dead.

Oct 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 9

  • Jul 28, 2020
    Long considered the modern gold standard of zombie tv series, the Walking Dead continues to hold strong and true, while spawning spin offs galore. Gut wrenching emotion, gore and suspenseful action remain the sum and substance of this long rotting toothed series. I actually gave up on the show halfway through the seasons when I saw one too many strongholds fall and hopes for humanity extinguish. But then after a hiatus of several years I came back and powered through the Negan war. The payoff is a glimpse of the rebuilding of civilization, something probably missing in many zombie series. Now as I traverse season 10, I feel ready to review. Throughout this remains a show about how people evolve, adapt and respond to the horrors of the broken world. The core crew, with their welcome additions over time, continue to get stronger and overcome their individual terrors and differences. Some of the characters like Daryl, Carol and Morgan are absolute legends in their own right. I particularly appreciate that unlike many other zombie shows, the main characters value human life and do not kill unless absolutely necessary for survival. I am too often disappointed by the nebulous morals of other show's protagonists. It seems natural and obvious that newly encountered wandering communities should greatly desire integration to existing safe havens. The fact there's incredible conflict is a reflection of the deep trauma that many such wanderers have undergone, where any semblance of craving or appreciating civilization is lost. The predatory instinct seems to have taken root in many groups, to the point of tribal savagery, jungle law. The showrunners say they have mountains of material left to mine, decades of stories to tell. Let's hunker down and see where it all leads. If there was a manual for zombie survival it would be Walking Dead the original. Where's my samurai sword?
  • Jul 26, 2020
    Season 9 definitely felt like we were back on track, even though totally new characters/villains were thrown at us. At some moments I felt nostalgia from season 5(ish) coming back and to me that's why this season was so good. A few sad losses along the way.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    TWD remains a masterpiece, as always !!! Best Serie ever !!! TWD is still good, although this season is not as good as for example the 5/6 season but it remains one of my favorite seasons.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    What's so new and refreshing? It's just "folks meet more zombies and the next group of human adversaries." I haven't streamed the entire season and I sincerely hope there's a major turn of events before it ends.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    A lot of people see that the review scores suddenly jump up after season 8 and reasonably believe the quality of the show has improved. This is statistical fool's gold unfortunately. What really happened is that after the disastrous season 8, most people jumped ship, leaving behind only the people who still believe this is a quality show. Let's just call them viewers of low taste. As a result, they are the only remaining people watching and rating the show, and they think it's just hunky dory, so it artificially inflates the score. I watched this season solely because I wanted to see the conclusion of Rick's saga and it was not worth it. Characters continue to act like they are mentally deficient. Zombies continue to do stealth surprise sneak attacks that would be deadly to no one in real life. The actress who played Maggie obviously left because of how dumb the scripts were getting, leaving this weird mysterious disappearance that the other characters try to explain away with lame dialog. Side characters that no one ever really liked are shuffled into the position of main players. It's just falling apart and they should do the right thing and wrap up this train wreck before it taints the whole series.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Angela Kang fez um excelente trabalho. Vemos a história andar pra frente de maneira não tão acelerada porém não cansativa. Vemos excelentes atuações e ótimos diálogos
  • Jun 10, 2020
    was bored to death. The whole season. I love Judith tho ❤️
  • Jun 08, 2020
    with some remarkable moments and a satisfactory progression in the plot, the show is back
  • Jun 07, 2020
    The serie lost sense! So sad, chapter as o ilogical and longs for a tiny situation. Get back Rick Grimmes
  • May 18, 2020
    The Walking Dead in its ninth season just seems dead at this point. After two of the worst seasons in recent memory, The Walking Dead just manages to capture the viewers attention by adding minimal clever plot lines and building on character relationships. Ricks departure, The Calm Before and The Storm along with the first handful of episodes, before the unnecessary time jump, were some of the best episodes in Walking Dead history. However, I still have a handful of complaints the main one being that The Walking Dead doesn't give a shit about its plot. The story just continues to drag on with no real ending or focus. Instead, we have a new threat in the whisperers which are by far the worst villain's this show has had. Instead of pushing for a new creative direction (like the walkers evolving) it just repeats its never ending cycle of 'Fight, Go Home, Fight, New Threat, Fight, Go Home'. However, it is a great effort at trying to revive a dead tv show and it has kept me around longer than I should be.

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