In "I'll Try To Fix You," Aaron Sorkin decides to mostly take a break from the newsgathering part of "The Newsroom" and instead focus on the personal dramas of his characters. This proves to be a bit of a problem.
Yes, it is unrealistic and predictable. It is preachy and takes place in a galaxy long ago and far away. In other words, it is a fairy tale. Well, fairy tales are meant to inspire and instruct, and The Newsroom manages to do both in a mostly entertaining way.
Why not give him some credit for putting on screen a fictitious version of the real battle for the soul of TV news, lost to the mercenary motives of men in suits to whom "pander" is a sacred principle?
In choosing an environmental story for The Newsroom premiere, Aaron Sorkin elevated that issue to what environmentalists believe should be its proper place as the issue of all issues, even in this election year.