Looking for Alaska: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Looking for Alaska

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 21


Audience Score

User Ratings: 33
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
Air date: Oct 18, 2019
Air date: Oct 18, 2019
Air date: Oct 18, 2019
Air date: Oct 18, 2019
Air date: Oct 18, 2019
Air date: Oct 18, 2019
Air date: Oct 18, 2019

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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 (21) | Top Critics (10)

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…

Though its cast is immensely likable and more than up to the task at hand, this limited series never manages to fill the characters or its narrative with enough emotional depth to accomplish what it's trying to.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The perfect show if you're looking to lose yourself in a series that has a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

It feels like it fits right along with the Schwartz/Savage oeuvre (The O.C., Gossip Girl), but because it's based on John Green's novel, it's a little different.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a terrific cast with some choice music.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Looking for Alaska isn't trying to replace the book, nor would it ever. It breathes new life into the material, introducing it to a fresh audience while giving us old hats the chance to view our treasured story from a different perspective.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Hulu's Looking for Alaska is a coming of age story done right. Yes, it's filled with the melodrama you would expect from a teen drama, but it delivers a solid plot about a group of younger people trying to find themselves in the world.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 4.25/5.0 | Full Review…

This is all pretty stiff, predictable stuff, built around the operatic pangs of teen romance.

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This episode perfectly captures the cruel self-absorption of teens, who find their parents' feelings sooooo embarrassing but can't see how absurd their own huge emotions can be.

Oct 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Looking for Alaska has heart and soul, and has more in common with its forebears than its contemporaries. This is Dawson's Creek with regular alcohol; The OC in Alabama.

Oct 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Looking For Alaska" is nostalgic for itself, like it's admiring itself in a mirror instead of making eye contact. This neutralizes the immediacy and intimacy that can make coming-of-age stories so special.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

In Schwartz and Savage's hands, Looking for Alaska actually manages to improve upon the original work-no small feat for an onscreen adaptation of a beloved book.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Looking for Alaska: Season 1

  • 7h ago
    90% de fidelidade ao livro e os 10% foram muito b acrescentados para o enredo. perfeito. amei.
  • 8h ago
    I thought the book was good. But the show one upped it. All the changes were more congruous to the story than parts of the book itself. Excellent performances. John Green's heartfelt story was intact. Missing on this would be regretful.
  • 15h ago
    Looking for Alaska is an adaptation of a book I had not read. It is, without a doubt, one of the most moving and beautifully made coming of age stories I have ever seen. From the terrific writing to the equally impressive acting there isn't a false note anywhere. Funny and moving this is a must-see for young and old alike.
  • 23h ago
    One of my favorite TV series, while I would love a second season, it does not make sense for the story line. Fortunately, I loved every episode of this series and connected in many ways. Considering the plot background, I was far more emotional than expected. Absolutely recommend, although be warned, it can get depressing. Side note: Hulu did a great job with this original series.
  • 1d ago
    The casting was impeccable and the pace of the limited series really allowed them to advance the story at a smart pace that keeps your attention.
  • 2d ago
    This would have been a mediocre film adaptation at best, and doing a show instead gave them the ability to take the time needed to do it justice. Denny Love is astounding.
  • 2d ago
    The show is able to overcome the book. It is a rare thinhg. People who read this on the past see the history come to life even better than they imagined it.
  • 3d ago
    Amazing show with a great storyline that will leave you with many tears by the end.
  • 3d ago
    Very disappointed after waiting so long for this. The piece is not memorable or at all moving and feels pretty gimmicky. Some okay moments but dialogue and overall direction of The narrative is terrible. Needs to be recreated more realistically and in movie format.
  • 3d ago
    Another load of pompous liberal garbage

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