Actor Lee Min Ho‘s new K-Drama The King: Eternal Monarch has been battling heavy criticism with every episode…
… and as highly anticipated as the series had been, viewers grow more frustrated with the production team. In the latest Episode 6, Lee Min Ho’s character Lee Gon, the emperor in the parallel universe’s Empire of Corea, appeared in this outfit to have his portrait painted:
Unfortunately, Korean viewers couldn’t help but notice the “historical inaccuracy” of the scene. Many pointed out that the golden crown seemed to trace the crowns from the ancient Silla Dynasty…
… while the embroidered dragon gown seemed to trace that of the ancient Joseon Dynasty.
Viewers mocked the production team for “being completely unaware of what they are trying to convey“. Aside from the historical inaccuracy, viewers expressed concerns in general — over the poor quality of the production.
In fact, the series had only recently gone under some heat with “subpar computer graphics” used in Episode 5. The King: Eternal Monarch‘s viewer rating continues to drop, reflecting the repeated viewer disappointment.
With a handful of ten more episodes to go, viewers are trying to remain hopeful that the production will “improve itself“.