I thought the only visual incongruity in just premiered SBS drama The King: Eternal Monarch was that cool as beans white steed Maximus, who struts like the graceful kingly ride he is, was a dwarf horse when shown in the younger King scenes racing like a stubby cutie around the track. Eagle-eyed K-netizens glommed onto another issue and it’s one that’s highly sensitive still to Koreans, namely anything associated with Japan who colonized the country for decades. Netizens point out that the architectural of the royal palace and temples in the fictional Kingdom of Korea are taken from Japanese style buddhist and imperial temples. I don’t profess architectural proficiency to comment but the production should have done a better job of avoiding any association however close or tangential to Japan then this could have been avoided. Or maybe not, there is no such thing as bad publicity.