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How To Watch The Irishman As A Miniseries

Amelia Ward

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How To Watch The Irishman As A Miniseries


There's pretty much no chance you can have missed the hype about The Irishman, and if you were keen enough to go see it at the cinema while it was on limited release, then this might not apply to you.


But to those of us who didn't catch it, when you sit down in the evening and settle in front of Netflix after your tea, three hours of mob warfare might be a bit much.


Of course, for people who have the time, and the attention span, more power to you, but for everyone else, here is a sneaky way that you can turn what might be one of the longest films of recent times into a manageable miniseries.

Someone on Twitter watched Scorsese's latest release, and for anyone who feels like they would prefer to watch it in chunks, helpfully knocked up a graphic to explain how to watch it and retain maximum impact.

Spoilers lie ahead, LADs - beware.


This is what a Twitter user suggested:

Episode 1: I Heard You Paint Houses

Watch from start to 49 mins - cut when Jimmy Hoffa ends the call.

Episode 2: Hoffa


Watch from 1:49 to 1:40

Cut when Joey The Blond is introduced.

Episode 3: What Kind of Fish?

Watch from 1:40 to 2:47:30


Cut when Frank exits the house. (You'll know when.)

Episode 4: It is What It Is

Watch from 2:47:30 to the end.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

So basically, the idea is that it's split up into 'intelligent sections', which cut off at well timed intervals to leave enough of a cliffhanger, but also ties up enough loose ends for it to be a satisfying episode.

Of course, the Twitter police have been out in force suggesting that to split something up in to more manageable chunks when you have a life is sacrilege, but if it means you can enjoy something that you usually wouldn't have time to do in one go - you do you.

The mob flick sees him working Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, among many other famous faces, and has already been labelled a classic by some.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The film is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt and tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a gangster, hitman and World War Two veteran.

Sheeran (played by De Niro in the film) finds himself mixed up with some of the most notorious people of the 20th century.

The synopsis says: "The film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organised crime."

The Irishman is available to stream on Netflix now

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Netflix

Amelia Ward
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