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    The Duke Of Hastings Is Really Just Chuck Bass In The 1800s

    If you have a thing for brooding bad boys on TV, this one is for you.

    I've grown very fond of Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings — a main character of Bridgerton with fuckboy antics.

    Simon Basset smizing

    In fact, I know them all too well. *Chuck Bass has entered the chat.*

    Chuck Bass on the phone in his car

    Now that I've had an ample amount of time to rewatch Bridgerton as much as I've rewatched all six seasons of Gossip Girl, here is why I think the Duke of Hastings walked in 1813 so that Chuck Bass could run in the 21st century.

    1. They're natural-born leaders.

    Yes, I, too was purchasing New York hotels at a ripe age of 18 years old.

    2. They both have horrible relationships with their fathers.

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    Unfortunately, the lack of compassion from Chuck and Simon's fathers lead to their "bad boy", reckless, detached persona. Literally let us not forget when Bart Bass tried to have his own son killed.

    The Duke of Hastings from "Bridgerton" and his father, Lord Hastings holding him as a baby

    3. They both suffer from only child syndrome.

    4. Their inability to contribute to a loving relationship.

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    Both of these young men had two stunning ladies who would risk it all for them, and yet they failed miserably at showing up when they needed to. Obviously, if you've finished both series you know that it gets better, but we definitely can't look passed Chuck's constant cat and mouse game he played with Blair, and the Duke prioritizing avenging his father over getting the chance to be one with the love of his life.

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    Currently pouring one out for every girl who has ever been fed this line.

    5. They both have top-tier "mother"-like figures to keep them in check.

    What do you think about the similarities between Simon and Chuck? Let us know in the comments!