Looking for Alaska

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  • TV-MA
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (13,500)

Looking for Alaska is a coming-of-age drama series based on the novel by John Green of the same name, that follows the life of Miles "Pudge" Halter, a young boy who decides to leave his comfortable and sheltered life in Florida in search of the "Great Perhaps" at a boarding school in Alabama.

The show tells the story of Pudge's journey through his teenage years, as he makes new friends and explores his own identity, while discovering the intricacies of love, loss, and friendship. Upon his arrival at the boarding school, he meets Alaska Young, a smart and charismatic girl who captures his heart and takes him on a wild ride of self-discovery.

As Pudge navigates his first year at Culver Creek Academy, he becomes close with Alaska's close-knit, eclectic group of friends, including Chip "The Colonel" Martin, who acts as the group's leader, and Takumi, who contributes to the group through his skills as a rapper. The show explores the themes of teenage insecurity, exploration, and the pursuit of understanding life's big questions.

Throughout the course of the series, Looking for Alaska explores the struggles that Pudge and his friends face as they come of age, deal with love and loss, and try to find themselves in the world around them. The show also echoes the ongoing theme of discovering answers to life's biggest questions by pursuing the "Great Perhaps," a journey that Pudge and his friends undertakes together.

The show delves into the darker aspects of teenage life, including the struggles with depression, substance abuse, and the consequences of bad decisions. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that each character harbors secrets and difficult pasts, which they must confront and overcome if they want to continue growing in their lives.

Charlie Plummer stars as Miles "Pudge" Halter, who provides a relatable and grounded perspective to the show. Kristine Froseth as Alaska Young brings a quirky and unpredictable energy to the show that keeps the audience guessing. Denny Love as Chip "The Colonel" Martin provides sharp wit and offbeat humor, while Sofia Vassilieva delivers a powerful performance as the conflicted Lara Buterskaya. Landry Bender as Sara and Uriah Shelton as Longwell both offer unique perspectives on the teenage experience that provide additional depth to the show. The rest of the cast, featuring Jordan Connor, Timothy Simons, and Ron Cephas Jones, deliver exceptional performances that enhance the complexity of the show's characters.

The executive producer, Josh Schwartz, along with the show creator, Sarah Adina Smith, have created a visually stunning and emotionally charged adaptation of the book. They combine a balance of humor and drama that perfectly captures the essence of being a teenager.

Looking for Alaska is a gripping and poignant series that has been praised for its sensitive and honest portrayal of teenage life. It is a show that treats its characters with empathy and understanding, which ultimately leads to a satisfying and cathartic conclusion. If you're looking for a heartfelt and introspective drama that explores the complexities of life and the human experience, then Looking for Alaska is a must-watch.

Looking for Alaska is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on October 18, 2019.

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It's Very Beautiful Over There
8. It's Very Beautiful Over There
October 18, 2019
The search for answers pulls the group apart, until one final prank brings them back together.
Now Comes The Mystery
7. Now Comes The Mystery
October 18, 2019
Culver Creek grapples with a devastating tragedy, and a potential clue only leads to more questions.
We Are All Going
6. We Are All Going
October 18, 2019
Miles starts dating, and Alaska isn't thrilled despite feigning indifference about the whole thing. The Colonel receives a warning about the dire consequences of the prank they pulled on the Weekday Warriors and Miles gets his first real taste of injustice.
I'll Show You That It Won't Shoot
5. I'll Show You That It Won't Shoot
October 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 and a new romance blossoms.
The Nourishment Is Palatable
4. The Nourishment Is Palatable
October 18, 2019
Miles spends Thanksgiving with Alaska at Culver Creek, but a trip to the Colonel's home for the holiday - designed to bring everyone together - only leaves the group further apart.
They Couldn't Hit An Elephant From This Dist...
3. They Couldn't Hit An Elephant From This Dist...
October 18, 2019
It's Halloween at Culver Creek, but the real horror for Miles is Alaska setting him up on a date that ends up going horribly wrong. Meanwhile a fragile truce with the Weekday Warriors proves short lived when the rat is finally revealed and tensions rise between Miles and his friends.
Tell Them I Said Something...
2. Tell Them I Said Something...
October 18, 2019
After two students are caught breaking the rules, an expulsion ignites an escalating prank war with rival gang the Weekday Warriors, as they all try and discover who "the rat" is inside Culver Creek. Miles finds his future at the school at risk and his loyalty to his new friends tested.
Famous Last Words
1. Famous Last Words
October 18, 2019
Miles strikes up a friendship with his roommate Chip "The Colonel" Martin and fellow classmate Takumi, who introduce him to the various characters around the school, including their enemies the Weekday Warriors and the dean Mr Starnes, better known by students as The Eagle. But when Miles meets The Colonel's best friend Alaska Young, her whirlwind personality leaves him smitten. Happy to have finally found a place where he belongs, it's the start of the adventure Miles has been craving.
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Looking for Alaska is available for streaming on the Hulu website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Looking for Alaska on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 18, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (13,500)