Looking for Alaska: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Looking for Alaska

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Bittersweet and beautifully performed, Looking For Alaska is the rare adaptation that deviates from its source material only to find something even better.

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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

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Cast

Kristine Froseth
as Alaska Young
Charlie Plummer
as Miles "Pudge" Halter
Denzel Love
as Chip "The Colonel" Martin
Jay Lee
as Takumi
Roman Armstrong
as Star Basketball Player
Abbie Gayle
as Holly Moser
Mason McKey
as Student
Vaughan Page
as Rich Kid Student
Anna Stilinovic
as Cheerleader
CG Lewis
as Hank Walsten
Nicole Mattingly
as Lady Weekday Warrior
Deneen Tyler
as Dolores Martin
Greg Beaumont
as Basketball Player
Lucy Faust
as Miss O'Malley
James Kendrick
as High School Student
Joe Chrest
as Walter Halter
Joy Jacobson
as Judy Halter
Damian Layne Herpin
as Additional High School Student
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Critic Reviews for Looking for Alaska Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12)

The story should also be universal to anyone who has ever had a teenage experience and to anyone who has longed for something more, especially given your circumstances in life.

Oct 19, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Looking For Alaska takes huge advantage of the chance to flesh out its ensemble.

Dec 13, 2019 | Full Review…
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Sometimes, the drama is undercut by the relaxed nature of the series and its buttery, calming cinematography but "Looking for Alaska" keeps its focus on its characters as the beating heart of the show.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The last two episodes of Looking for Alaska masterfully depict the damage and grief that follow...

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

A triumph of collaboration, a rare case in which a story is adapted for the screen by exactly the right set of hands who treat it with the level of respect it so requires.

Oct 24, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

All of the characters in this show are exceptional. None of them are good people; they are all deeply unlikable, but still likable at the same time, which makes them very real.

Oct 24, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Looking For Alaska, with all its bumps in the road much like its hurricane epicenter Alaska, is an adaption with heart, an endeavor delivered to fans with the deepest understanding of the text and the love that made it a success to begin with.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a series that is probably infinitely better than the movie ever would have been but which also feels distinctly of an era - a throwback to a time nobody is ready to be nostalgic for just yet.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Popular YA book yields excellent series for mature teens.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I can only speak from the perspective of someone who has multiple copies of this book on her shelves. But so far, I'm confident in saying you'll instantly fall in love with the series whether you've experienced the story before or not.

Oct 29, 2019 | Full Review…

In 2019, Hulu's adaptation of the book somehow feels truer to the story Green set out to tell than the book itself.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Through the first four episodes, Looking for Alaska has done a great job of creating perfectly flawed characters. There is not one character that is all good or all bad. Just like life.

Oct 24, 2019 | Rating: 4.9/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Looking for Alaska: Season 1

  • Dec 29, 2019
    Looking for Alaska comes just short of me saying it's a must watch, but it's a strong recommend and in any year but 2019, I'd consider it one of the year's best mini-series.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    Not as good as the book, but it was pretty compelling..
  • Dec 10, 2019
    I really liked this show. The characters were really well developed, and they weren't overly angst ridden, as teenagers tend to be in movies like this one. It's definitely worth a watch, and deals with tough issues without the heavy dramatics of "13 Reasons Why." The only thing that bothered me was an inconsistency at the end of the movie. 🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑🛑 *********SPOILER ALERT*********** Miles said that her last words to him were, "to be continued," but they weren't. As she was running out of the room, he asked her if she was ok to drive, to which she replied, "I'm invincible." Just a minor inconsistency, but I was definitely expecting someone to point out the irony in that statement. Especially when they so often referenced irony throughout the season.
  • Dec 04, 2019
    The story is captivating, hilarious, and devastating. Keep a box of tissues on hand.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    I never cried so much watching a tv show. I read the book years ago and making this was the best idea i've seen. So recommended.
  • Nov 14, 2019
    My favorite book growing up was Looking for Alaska by John Green. When Hulu decided to adapt the book into a show, I could not contain my excitement and fear to watch it. The series is only eight episodes and I unhealthily binged the entire show in two days. The show did a beautiful job at capturing the story as well as all the perfectly imperfect characters. The show begins with Miles (Pudge) Halter, a teenage boy who has a strange hobby of remembering peoples last words. After hearing the last words of the famous poet Francois Rabelais, "I go now to seek a great perhaps," Miles decides to enroll in Culver Creek Academy to search for his great perhaps. There he meets a group of smart, lively pranksters- Alaska Young, Chip (The Colonel) Martin, and Takumi Hikohito. As I watched the show, I found myself hating and loving each character. They are full of teenage angst, studios students, rebellious, impulsive, messy, intelligent, and they are completely human and totally relatable. The production of the show exceeded my expectations. As I watched Pudge and the gang explore their lives at Culver Creek, I noticed how much small detail was put into every set to capture the personalities of the characters and what it would be like living at and going to Culver Creek Academy. The show held true to the book in every way. As the characters navigated their way through their "labyrinth of suffering" to their "great perhaps," my attention was captured fully to the bittersweet end.
  • Nov 12, 2019
    Absolutely one of the best coming of age shows I've ever watched. Can't think of anything better at the moment. The characters, the theme, and even the cinematography choices were just wonderful. I was depressed after the last episode cause I didn't want it to end.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    Could not have been done better! Amazing
  • Nov 11, 2019
    Just brilliant. Well acted, heartfelt and emotional.
  • Nov 09, 2019
    Despite some teen clichés, this is a Masterpiece. I think it will set the new frontier of teen drama. And it will stand the trial of time. 15 years from now, some of us will still love " our crooked neighbour with our crooked hearts " and will still looking for Alaska ( who is the archetype of the real teenager, the one who make mistakes as we all do - I sure did mine). I am glad that I lived to see this series :great cast, great music, great frames. Episode four can stand alone in theatres - a cinematic poem.

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