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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User Ratings: 162

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

Miles Halter, seeking a more than minor life, enrolls at Culver Creek Academy. On his first day, he gets a new nickname, a best friend, some enemies and makes a deal with Alaska Young.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

An expulsion ignites an escalating prank war with the Weekday Warriors as both sides try and discover who is "the rat" inside Culver Creek.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

Alaska sets Miles up on a triple and a half date that does not go as planned, while a fragile truce with the Weekday Warriors proves short lived.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

Despite the warnings of his friends, Miles agrees to spend Thanksgiving with Alaska at Culver Creek.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

After the Weekday Warriors go too far, Miles, Takumi, the Colonel and Alaska decide to reunite for revenge. After a wine-soaked game of Best Day/Worst Day, new secrets are revealed.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

The Colonel faces the consequences of his actions and Miles and Alaska find themselves closer than ever.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

Culver Creek grapples with a devastating tragedy. A potential clue only leads to more questions.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

The search for answers pulls our group apart, until one final prank brings them back together.

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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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Looking for Alaska: Season 1

  • Jun 05, 2020
    It's Just AMAZING ! That's ALL.
  • May 25, 2020
    It's absolutely great and so fucking emotional 🥺
  • May 16, 2020
    Looking for Alaska - B+ (Memorable) Looking for Alaska is a perfect adaptation for book lovers as the story summoned up better in a series rather than a featured film. After finishing the series it reminded me about the complexities of the emotions portrayed in the book through honest performances by Charlie Plummer and Kristine Froseth. I believe Hulu did an incredible job of focusing on characters rather than making it glosser for current times. It stayed true to the story ahead of its time for YA readers by John Green 14 years ago. The issue I had with the show is Stretched out Chip/Colonel character to the point of obnoxiousness. Especially last couple of episodes, you want story to move smoothly rather than dragged on but it does feel like it dragged a bit with unnecessary dramas of Chip. As far as I remembered the story was of Miles and Alaska, chip was an important character but not as much as showed in the show. The show could be even better if was trimmed down to 6-7 episodes rather than 8 episodes. In the end, I do believe it should satisfy readers of the book who have been waiting for a very long time for this adaptation.
  • May 12, 2020
    I hadn't read the book so had no expectations.. It was beautifully done, with characters we can care about. I loved this series.
  • May 08, 2020
    Featuring an amazing performance from Charlie Plummer and an equally good ensemble of young actors, this retelling of the beloved John Green novel, hits home in every relevant manner. Every emotion is felt. The actors make every moment believable. An amazing accomplishment. A wonderfully acted, entirely believable simple story that will resonate with all. Mandatory viewing
  • Apr 30, 2020
    I freaking loved the show. I thought this was gonna be horrible as any other novel adaptation before watching. But things far beyond the book is depicted in a non-boring way. The acting was super cool. But I'd prefer the book.
  • Apr 20, 2020
    I just reread the book, and reflecting back on this series I really don't think they could have done a better job. It brings to life what was on paper, and it's beautifully made. The cinematography and the actors deserve high praise. Definitely an underrated show from 2019 for all ages, and I absolutely recommend it.
  • Mar 30, 2020
    Heart wrenching and poignant. Best adaptation of a YA book out all the others I have watched so far.
  • 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..

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