The Office : Season 9

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 24, 2005
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 20, 2012
    60
    The deadpan goofiness remains fresh enough to keep fans interested.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Sep 20, 2012
    58
    The ninth and final season premiere of NBC's The Office definitively answers a few key questions about the cogs at the middling paper company Dunder Mifflin--if anyone out there is still interested in the once smart, now just silly sitcom.
  3. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Sep 20, 2012
    50
    One episode does not a season make. But the Season 9 premiere, "New Guys," is as uneven as most episodes have been for the last few years.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Nov 20, 2012
    9
    After having a disappointing 8th season, the show finally shows us that they can be funny without Carrel. The show also knows how to have itsAfter having a disappointing 8th season, the show finally shows us that they can be funny without Carrel. The show also knows how to have its final season. The performances of Helms, Tate, and Kemper, that were disappointing last season (especially Helms) are know the three funniest characters on the show. I think it was a good move having series creator Greg Daniels be showrunner this season bringing the show back to its roots. Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2012
    0
    I had to come back and say do not watch this season of the office. It is terrible. If you want to watch the office, watch the first sevenI had to come back and say do not watch this season of the office. It is terrible. If you want to watch the office, watch the first seven seasons excluding the last four episodes. That is the office I grew to love. Not this crap they are putting out now. I thought the writers knew they had screwed the pooch in season 8, but somehow it got even worse. Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2013
    6
    7 episodes into it. A solid handful of laughable moments but no real enjoyable episodes. The majority of the season is focused on the main7 episodes into it. A solid handful of laughable moments but no real enjoyable episodes. The majority of the season is focused on the main characters (such as Jim and Pam) while secondary characters (like Creed) are pushed to the side. Which is sort of disappointing because what made the show so good before was the fact that it wasn't just one character that made the show, It was the entire cast. They sort of evened each other out so I never got sick of any of the characters but now that they are solely focusing on a small handful of them, I am starting to get annoyed with them just as much as I did with Steve Carell's character Michael during his last season of the show.

    Also do not like how they are focusing on a main overall story instead of having it like they use to where they had the story but they also had a good handful of hilarious cut-aways to go to as well. That's what really help make the show so good and they should really bring that back.

    So overall, It's been a pretty average season. It's enjoyable but no where near as good as it use to be.
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