The eight-episode season follows Miles (Charlie Plummer), an unassuming newcomer at a nature-adjacent boarding school. It’s there he meets Alaska (Kristine Froseth), a fellow student who reshapes plenty of his priorities as the school year goes on. Thrust into the middle of conflicting emotions and crushes and the regular complications of teen life, Miles and his friends are left to deal with the aftermath of an unexpected drastic turn of events.
In case the unbuttoned shirts and waist-tied sweatshirts didn’t give it away, “Looking for Alaska” takes place right smack dab in the middle of The Aughts, complete with a year-specific soundtrack and plenty of early-2000s angst.
It’s maybe no surprise then