Hulu Adaptation of “Looking For Alaska”

John Green is a New York Times best-selling author. His books, “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns” were adapted for film, and “Looking for Alaska” recently joined the mix as a Hulu series.

Green’s latest tale is about a teenager, Miles Halter, who later gets nicknamed Pudge.That’s ironic, considering he’s skinny and tall. Played by Charlie Plummer, Miles has a strange obsession with knowing famous peoples’ last words. Miles decides he wants more than his basic town in Florida and go to boarding school in Alabama to try and find his “great perhaps,” or the true meaning of life.

During his first day at Culver Creek Academy, Miles meets his roommate, Chip Martin, also known as The Colonel (Denny Love), and Takumi Hirohito, Chip’s long-time best friend. Miles then meets Alaska (Kristine Froseth) and immediately becomes fascinated with her and develops feelings for her, though she has a boyfriend.

Throughout the story, the group of friends try to get through the school year without getting caught and kicked out by The Eagle, the camp’s director, because of drugs, alcohol and the occasional prank. A new problem is added to the mix when someone from the academy gets into a car crash. The Colonel and Miles try to figure out where the person was going and what caused the crash to happen.

One of the other main characters in the show is Dr.Hyde, the religion professor at the academy. Alaska and Miles become close with him after spending Thanksgiving break talking to him and getting life advice.

There are few differences between the book and the show. For devoted John Green fans who have read the book, it is nice to watch a show and be able to see the words of a book come to life with few differences and scenes taken out.

“Looking for Alaska” is a show everyone could watch and be inspired to find their “great perhaps,” try new things, make new friends, and live life to the fullest.