‘Looking for Alaska’: Two Scene-Stealing Performances Give Depth to the Coming-of-Age Tale

‘Looking for Alaska’: Two Scene-Stealing Performances Give Depth to the Coming-of-Age Tale
Actor Denny Love is happy that “Looking for Alaska” became a TV series and not a movie.

“If it was a movie, it would probably be two hours and change. It’s very hard to wrap up the book in that amount of time. This series allowed [producers] Josh [Schwartz] and Steph[anie Savage] enough time to really write fuller lives for these characters,” Love told IndieWire. “You not only get to see the story through the lens of Miles, but you really get to see the depth of Alaska, her wants and dreams and pain. I really think it’s the perfect way to do the show.”

Even set amidst the lush forest backdrop that doubles as Culver Creek High School, the setting for John Green’s novel and its new eight-episode Hulu adaptation, the characters are what really drive this series. Told primarily through the experiences of newcomer Miles Halter (Charlie Plummer
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