The Walking Dead: Season 9 (2018)


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: 19


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Air date: Oct 7, 2018
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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 (19) | Top Critics (4)

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…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 9

  • Jun 21, 2019
    Best season of The Walking Dead yet. This is largely due to the brilliant new show runner Angela Kang, and Scott Gimple leaving this position. The first half saw the departure of two of the main characters, but also introduced a group of villains that the survivors have nevers seen like before. The second half shows how the communitys are still divided from each other because of the past. Amazing episodes and the ending is just heartwarming.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Aqui tenemos la mejor temporada de TWD luego de tanto tiempo. Despues del bajon considerable de calidad que fueron las temporadas 7 y 8, la showrunner Angela Kang hace todo lo posible por hacer que la serie levante y diablos, pudo lograr hacerlo de una forma muy buena. Cada uno de los episodios tienen una narrativa muy llevadera y con cliffhangers que te hacen querer ver el proximo capitulo. Mencion especial a los episodios 2, 4, 5, 8, y el mejor de toda la temporada... el 9x15. Esperando la temporada 10 con ansias.
  • Jun 09, 2019
    A nona temporada trás de volta sentimentos sentidos nos primórdios da série, isso é incrível.
  • Jun 02, 2019
    I thought the show was dying but this season was great. I loved it so coulerfull.
  • Jun 02, 2019
    Aburrida, deseando que termine.
  • Jun 02, 2019
    This season is a start, but there is still some lack effort put into the writing. Like, they build up hype for something in an episode, but never really deliver it in the end. What I really hated the most was the pikes. I'm gonna be perfectly honest. Those are the laziest death choices in walking dead history. There were like 3 or 4 good/rational choices, but I honestly didn't think they even chose wisely. The final victim was literally a big middle finger to the entire audience. As for the finale. They were teasing something about the radio for a while. It is just so unbelievably insulting about what we got. To be perfectly honest I think the ratings are higher than expected due to the improvements we haven't hadin so long. If season 7 and 8 were better, season 9 would probably be in the 70% column instead of 90%. To be honest, the producers are literally copying the pacing of GOT and that is an example of there laziness. To be honest,
  • May 29, 2019
    I love this show, but I HATE HATE HATE the writers who's been ruined the story and killing too much characters so cheaply and badly. Now it's only the reason I watch this because of Daryl, Michonne, Carol and Negan.
  • May 27, 2019
    TWD is back with it´s best season yet.
  • May 17, 2019
    Angela King picks this show back up and makes it the best season since the beginning of the shows time. Whisperer story arch brings a horrific, thrilling, twist to how the group must adapt to this new enemy.
  • May 14, 2019
    Beyond disappointing. I've been hanging in there after they needlessly killed Carl because I thought that Henry might replace him. Now I'm just sick of the whole show. I'm done.

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