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Deep into family drama with Babies On Board and Fifty And Fabulous

Babies On Board tackles the topic of surrogacy while Fifty And Fabulous has lots of tiresome spats and a thin plot

(Top, from left) Jesseca Liu, Tay Ping Hui and Ya Hui are involved in a love triangle in Babies On Board. (Above) Chen Xiuhuan makes a comeback in Fifty And Fabulous.
(Top, from left) Jesseca Liu, Tay Ping Hui and Ya Hui are involved in a love triangle in Babies On Board. (Above) Chen Xiuhuan makes a comeback in Fifty And Fabulous.PHOTOS: MEDIACORP
(Top, from left) Jesseca Liu, Tay Ping Hui and Ya Hui are involved in a love triangle in Babies On Board. (Above) Chen Xiuhuan makes a comeback in Fifty And Fabulous.
(Top, from left) Jesseca Liu, Tay Ping Hui and Ya Hui are involved in a love triangle in Babies On Board. (Above) Chen Xiuhuan makes a comeback in Fifty And Fabulous.PHOTOS: MEDIACORP

A show about pregnancy and babies may sound as exciting as a trip to the mall, but Babies On Board is one of the early contenders for Channel 8's best drama this year.

Jesseca Liu plays respected obstetrician, Dr SY Pang, who is married to a surgeon turned chef, Chef Sng, played by an understated Tay Ping Hui. They stay lovey dovey years into their marriage, but both yearn to be parents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2018, with the headline 'Deep into family drama'. Subscribe