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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Critic Ratings: 34

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User Ratings: 102
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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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Cast

Kristine Froseth
as Alaska Young
Charlie Plummer
as Miles "Pudge" Halter
Denzel Love
as Chip "The Colonel" Martin
Jay Lee
as Takumi
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Critic Reviews for Looking for Alaska Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (11)

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…

The show hit home - and not just for its throwback music and early-2000s fashion. It's poised to do the same for today's teens, for reasons that go far beyond appearances.

Oct 25, 2019 | 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Even with its flaws - including a narrative slowdown around Ep. 4 - this is a rare teen-lit adaptation that works on multiple levels. And that's something worth looking for.

Oct 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Popular YA book yields excellent series for mature teens.

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

Audience Reviews for Looking for Alaska: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    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.
  • 2d ago
    Could not have been done better! Amazing
  • 2d ago
    Just brilliant. Well acted, heartfelt and emotional.
  • 4d ago
    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.
  • Nov 07, 2019
    I cried so much... The actors felt so real and relatable but at the time so unbelievably beautiful and flawed. I did not read the book but Looking for Alaska has to be the best teen drama I've ever seen. I loved Alaska's and the Colonel's acting. It will make you laugh , cry and feel depressingly optimistic about life and love.
  • Nov 07, 2019
    It is very rare to watch a series or movie that is actually better than the book, but this series is just that. I read the book 8 years ago and loved it but in retrospect, a lot of it was dated (which makes sense being that it was written in the early 2000s). This series had a great makeover fit for 2019 standards including the commentary on the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and race, all while keeping the theme of friendship, love, life, and death as the main narrative arc throughout the show. I haven't been this moved by a show in a while. Denzel Love (The Colonel) was incredible as were all of the rest of the actors. A+.
  • Nov 06, 2019
    Beautiful adaptation of a beautiful book!
  • Nov 06, 2019
    An emotional & faithful adaptation to John Green's wonderful novel. Brilliant acting by all. A beautiful story that should not be missed!
  • Nov 05, 2019
    The adaptation of book to movie didn't live up to my expectations, they modified the series of events that left less of an impact then the book did. The colonel was not what i expected either, but he was probably the best actor. Overall if you watch this series without reading the book you'll enjoy it because the basis of it is good, but if you read the book prepare to be disappointed.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    Hulu's adaptation of "Looking for Alaska" does John Green's novel justice in almost every way. I devoured this book about a year ago in a little over a week and was ecstatic to hear they were doing a series for this story. The show sticks to the story where it counts and captures the spirit of the themes well. I think better than anything else, the show wonderfully cast and all of the actors chosen were perfect choices for the characters. I think as a whole the story does work better as a book, but it really feels like the writers of the series did the best they could. I also admire how they made a bold choice to present this story as a miniseries instead of a movie which allowed for some of the more emotional moments to carry more weight and really sink in. If you're a fan of John Green in any way, this series is worth watching and I consider it among the better book to screen adaptations I have seen.

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