It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means: we’ve got some white-hot cultural tips for your perusal. Stylist Loves’ deputy editor Moya recommends staying firmly on your sofa this Thursday evening to watch the first episode of This Way Up (10pm, Channel 4), a sharp new sitcom starring Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea (who you can also see at Stylist Live LUXE on 9 November).
“Bea plays Aine, a foreign language school worker trying to get back to ‘normality’ after a stint in rehab for a nervous breakdown, while Horgan – who I’ve long adored for her tart humour and excellent hair – plays her watchful, neurotic older sister Shona,” says Moya. “Even if you don’t have a sister (I don’t), you’ll fall in love with Aine and Shona’s protective, piss-taking relationship.”
On the books front, Stylist contributor Hannah-Rose is currently submerged in Trick Mirror, the debut non-fiction collection by New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino (out Thursday, £14.99, Fourth Estate). “Whenever a new Tolentino essay is published online, I click so hard I get RSI in my index finger,” Hannah-Rose says. “Trick Mirror explores how to be a person in the slippery world of the internet – and it’s predictably searing and thought-provoking.”
And Stylist Loves editor Kat could spontaneously combust with excitement this week, because Glow returns to Netflix on Friday. “The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are in Las Vegas, Geena Davis has joined the cast, and the outfits are WILD. Pass me a hot pink spandex leotard, I’m bingeing the whole season.”