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'It’s Different And It’s Fresh!': Netizens Gives Local Coming-Of-Age Series 'Projek: Anchor SPM' The Thumbs Up

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'It’s Different And It’s Fresh!': Netizens Gives Local Coming-Of-Age Series 'Projek: Anchor SPM' The Thumbs Up
There's one word that's made up of three letters that would no doubt bring back some anxiety: SPM.

The never-ending revisions, all the endless preparations and ultimately, the fear of not knowing if you'll ever graduate from high school is just too stressful for some.

But that does make a good TV drama, doesn't it?

Focusing on the most stressful part of school

The 'Projek: Anchor SPM' is a teen-centred drama set in a fictitious boarding school called Tengku Isa Anuar School (STIA) located in Cameron Highlands.

The students at this school wear sweaters, play rugby and have school jerseys which they don with pride. 

A unique setting.

Not your typical Malaysian school
While the whole look may be quite different from the usual sekolah menengah, the students there still face the same headache - scoring straight A's for SPM. 

And that's the whole premise of the story. 

Popular student and captain of the rugby team Aizat.Popular student and captain of the rugby team Aizat (Aedy Ashraf) keeps getting into trouble and is eventually given an ultimatum by his headmaster Awang (Adlin Aman Ramlie) to either score 8 As in his SPM or be expelled. 

Pressured and pushed to a corner, Aizat comes up with a clever plan to get the school brainiac Aaidaa (Daiyan Trisha) to help him and the whole batch score by cheating during the exams. 

Coming up with a plan.Together with a host of colourful friends played by actors Sasha Abedul, Nadhir Nasar (Champion of Hero Remaja 2020) Chubb-E (Winner of Most Popular New Artist at the 33rd Anugerah Bintang Popular BH) and more, the students go through all sorts of challenges in an attempt to beat the system. 

Also starring in the series are popular actors Hasnul Rahmat (Best Supporting Actor at the 30th Malaysian Film Festival), Tony Eusoff and Susan Lankester. 

Malaysians approved!

When the show premiered on Astro Citra (Ch 108 HD/ Ch 128) on 15 March, it received a positive response from Malaysians.

In fact, a lot of them took to their social media pages to tweet their approval for 'Projek: Anchor SPM'.

Those who watched the first episode lavished praises on the casts' acting, the treatment of the series as well as the plot:
 
You can catch the eight-episode series every Monday at 9pm om Astro Citra, or stream 'Projek: Anchor SPM' on Astro GO or On Demand.

You can also follow Astro Shaw’s social media pages for more updates. 

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