“Overachievers” Actors Dubbed as “New Five Tigers”

TVB’s currently airing Anniversary series, Overachievers <名門暗戰>, stars of many of the audiences’ favorite actors, including the five eunuchs from last year’s The Confidant <大太監>Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Power Chan (陳國邦), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), and Raymond Cho (曹永廉) reunite and once again generate their onscreen chemistry together.

The five men have since been dubbed as “New Five Tigers”, an updated version of the 1980s popular “Five Tigers” consisting of Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Felix Wong (黃日華), Andy Lau (劉德華), Tony Leung (梁朝偉), and Kent Tong (湯鎮業). Raymond laughed at the new title, “We are a little too old! But I am happy about it because we are all friends both on and off set. We usually support each other over professional and personal matters!”

With Wayne Lai being the eldest of the five, Raymond attributed to Wayne’s big brother status in the group. If the original Five Tigers were upset, Raymond said, “Wayne is the big brother, so let him handle it!”

Breakthrough Role

Often portraying an endearing protagonist, Raymond plays a greedy villain instead in Overachievers who schemes and uses love to further his opportunistic means. Despite his villainous role, Raymond has been earning praises for his portrayal of Hugo Chung.

Many viewers are excited to see the unraveling of Raymond’s relationship with Nancy Wu (胡定欣) in the series. Raymond spilled,“If I can’t have something, I would rather destroy it!”

Viewership ratings points for the drama hovered in the mid-twenties since its initial broadcast. With two more weeks before the finale is aired on December 12, Raymond hopes ratings will become higher although he understands that with the advent of online viewing platforms, viewers have more entertainment choices than in past years.

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Although I’m not a fan of his he ok in acting at I rather watch him then other newbies they promoting nowadayz

    I still dobt think he could protray the villian role that good maybe he has a softer innocent look on him but its okay everyone has there 1st shot in playing the villian so its all good

    1. Raymond Wong has been very good in villain roles. I guess you are too young to have watched him on his previous ATV series. He plays the villian all the time. Even his initial roles when he first started with tvb as a non male lead.

  2. yes. I am sure all of these actors will eventually become as famous as Andy Lau and Tony Leung. (sarcasm)

  3. I honestly love these 5 guys so called the new 5 tigers especially after the confidant, however I hope Power Chan wins something, it was a pity he lost the award to “So Gay” =P

  4. I think they just call themselves five tigers for fun so we should not take too serious to make bad cmts about them.

  5. Power Chan deserves more recognition. He’s a versatile actor. Raymond Cho’s acting is pretty much the same in every series.

    1. Power is the better actor of the 2. Raymond Cho is boring. But all of them have funny hairstyles. I could have sworn Wayne and both Raymonds are wearing toupees.

      1. There’s no comparison between the two. Raymond Cho is so one note. Haha, yea, the hairstyles. I think they’re trying to be like korean actors with their hairstyles and clothing.

      2. i have to agree although i love raymond cho too. if you watch him in interviews, you may find him incredibly funny and charming. just wish his charisma would extend to his acting abilities.

  6. TVB did had the concept of the 5 Tigers earlier with Raymond Lam, Bosco, Kenneth Ma, Samuel and Ron but too bad they blew it by not promoting them well enough with good scripts and better working conditions. But must give them credit for promoting Gallen, Bowie, Moses, Lawrence, Michael and Bobby. They had better scripts and their drama series was very popular. Bring back those types of dramas TVB and your ratings will be so much better.

    1. What you mean TVB is not promoting Raymond Lam, Bosco, Kenneth Ma, Samuel and Ron well? Most of them are well-known and well-accepted. We should worry about the next generation after them.

    1. Raymond Wong’s acting is pretty one dimensional. Whatever role he takes on, pretty much same facial and vocal expression. He was described as being tall and handsome in one episode of Overachievers, made me fall of my chair and rolled with laughter. He’s not even 10% of Ruco’s handsomeness or machoness.

      1. Raymond Cho is average looking but he still looks good in the age of 50 look much younger then he is

      2. Agree. Ruco is more handsome and macho. Wonder why everything is suddenly so quiet about him.

      3. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder i think raymond wong looks better than ruco. Even though ruco is a good actor he always has that evil look.

      4. Raymond Wong has been good looking before. When he’s young, he once looked like Leslie Cheung. I once liked to see his series. But in these years, he aged quickly, and the acting is so so, never improved and makes me feel very boring. My feeling to Ruco is very strange. I have never considered him handsome before. When he was in ATV, he did catch my eyes as host in those travel series since his voice is very good and clear that I once thought he was a DJ. At which time, I considered this young man very “energetic”, “tall” and with “good figure”, but in no way regarded as “handsome” by me. But everything changed since Brother’s Keeper. Ruco attracted my attention with his superb actings, the more I like him, the more I considered him “handsome and lovely”. He is very sexy especially in those scenes with Ankie. I would say in my eyes, he is now the most “handsome” guy in TBB.

  7. not 5 tigers, more like only 5 actors left tvb can promote, thats sad…everyone is leaving

    1. yep,totally agree.more like 5 old tigers.tvb can’t blame anyone but themselves.

  8. What’s up with English first names in HK? Power? I’ve heard/read of others strange ones like Champion, Virus, Rimsky, Magnum, Devil, Kinky, King, Colon, Bacteria.

    1. Well, US has Tiger Woods, Blue Ivy, River Rose. A name is just a name. What makes Rose is any normal or unstrange than Amy?

  9. agree.his acting is terrible.it’s an insult to the other 4 good actors.

  10. You can never compare them with the Five Tigers of old but I think they definitely show more comraderie and chemistry in The Confidant and Overachievers than the old ones.

    1. TVB’s 5-tigers were in their 20’s but the “Overachievers” 5-tigers are in their 40’s or 50’s or late 30’s. I agree they get better acting experience but please don’t promote them as 5-tigers like the uprising stars in the ’80s. Be creative and call them something else. Please don’t use “Heavenly Kings” and “Tigers” anymore unless you want others to think that you want them to replace Andy Lau, Tony Leung, etc. Will they???

  11. saying this is actually very disrespectful to the original 5 tigers, their careers and status compared to these 5 guys is like night and day, wut are people thinking writing this

  12. Power chan is good. I like his hairstyle. It make him look younger. I like his relationship with Nancy. Tvb need to give out more awards.

  13. Are Nancy and Raymond a couple in this drama? I haven’t watched it yet but saw some previews, and it looked like Ray and Grace were romantic interests?

  14. these new 5 men don’t fit the bill of ‘tigers’…the ones from 80s do…Michael miu is still as charming.

  15. I don’t understand why the 2 Raymonds have the same hair-style, like a cap, which is really awful & very distracting !
    Wayne’s hair is bad too, like a bowl:((
    Only Power Chan’s hair is suitable for the character.

  16. I didn’t find him convincing as a villain at all and I couldn’t even understand why he was in the first place. Yeah, bad childhood but they replayed the same clip the same time. I’m sure there was more to his childhood that made him greedy and what not. Honestly tvb just promotes these pretty girls and boys, that don’t necessarily have the acting skills to match. The best underrated evil guy is Derek kwok by far.

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