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!”
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.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.