Friday, December 10, 2010
Hudson on TV
Gossips has a confession. After reporting last July that one of characters in the teen TV drama Gossip Girl was being sent away from the chic and wealthy world of the Upper East Side to finish high school in Hudson, where her mother has been living and "doing her art" since the series began, I got curious about my young fictional counterpart in Manhattan and have been catching up with Gossip Girl on Netflix. I recently watched the final episode of Season 3, in which Jenny Humphry's father, Rufus, delivers the ultimatum. He tells her that she needs a fresh start "someplace without mean girls and drug-dealing boyfriends and Gossip Girl." In this fictional dad's mind, Hudson is it.