I’ll Try To Fix You
Posted July 18, 2012on:
So I’m hooked on The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin‘s new drama series about modern-day journalism. Like the West Wing, it tells a highly idealized story of a group of crazy but intelligent and passionate people in their work environment – in this case, the newsroom.
What I like about this show is that the fictional characters deal with non-fictional news stories. Of course, Sorkin has the benefit of hindsight enabling his characters to appear smarter but at the very least, this gives us personas to aspire to be like. With hindsight, Sorkin’s characters have the chance to correct journalistic errors made in real-life. While some call this cheating, I’d like to call this creative license
Last Sunday’s episode was the best for me so far. It was set on the day Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Arizona. I’m not sure if this made it to your news cycle but it was heartbreaking news here. I really want you to see this clip because I’m hoping this might reinvigorate your passion for the news and consequently, compel you to go back to giving viewers what they deserve: the truth. This is the last 7 minutes of the show and I really love how this team, fragmented as they are, manages to band together for a greater purpose when unforeseen situations call for it. I also love how Coldplay’s Fix You weaves so smoothly with this last scene. Check it out.
This probably doesn’t resonate with you emotionally (because you have a heart of stone) but would it surprise you if I told you that I was bawling when I saw this? Once again, Sorkin rocks!