I also really enjoyed 'Better Angels.' And maybe like 2 or 3 others. But yeah, apart from those few and the two you mentioned TWD is pretty mediocre.
As for next season, I'm cautiously optimistic. It's clear that Glen Mazzara and Robert Kirkman had a strong disagreement with how the show was progressing. I think Scott Gimple, who wrote 'Clear' might fix Mazzara's fuck-ups.
My opinion on how needlesses abrasive we are to newcomers has been well documented. There are a lot of things I'd like to see changed, but in order for those things to change, people have to actually want them to change.
TL:DR - There are two types of people in this world: Those who have seen Rocky IV and those who haven't.
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Exactly all of this. So whether it's a cameo appearance from Daft Punk or a secret headliner like Prince, they need something that's gonna have the world talking the next day if they want to keep selling out in an hour since their current line up (no matter how good the undercard might be) doesn't have much of a WOW factor to it.
Yep. Wonk and I have discussed this to an extent with each other, but Coachella is essentially selling out the following year with each year's outcome, by giving people "water cooler" stories to talk about for days, months, and even years after the fact. I have friends who have never heard of Coachella before, but they sure as shit know about that Tupac hologram, and the year before had everyone talking about Kanye's performance and all of the Creators Project's stuff that happened. As much as I love the 2013 lineup, there is nothing artist or art-related that so far gives me any impression that people will be talking about this year for years to come. MAYBE RHCP WILL BRING BACK THE SOCKS.
Or... Coachella just pockets their money because they sold out both weekends yet again. Why would they want to spend more money and add another headliner, or a double-secret special guest? Because of next year's sales? Do we seriously think Coachella won't sell out in 2014? They've spent over the past decade branding themself as the premiere music festival in North America. One (supposed) down year isn't going to change the public's perception. The irony is, it'd probably cause 2014 presales to sell out even faster. EVERYONE will be CONVINCED that they're gonna get Daft Punk or Rolling Stones or David Bowie... or all three. '2013 sucked. No way they pull this shit on us twice. 2014 is gonna be ,like, so amazing. For sure! DAFT PUNX!!!!'