Curse of Strahd
has gotten some positive reviews, though - but if the official modules aren't to your tastes, why not try some fan creations?
For example, Encounter Roleplay
has published a bunch of free D&D 5E scenarios, including The Fasting Worm at the Spider Feast
, Fishing for Gods in Strade’s Gallows
, and The Sun Goes Down with a Ruby Smile
Haven't personally played any of them, but the titles sound pretty appetizing.
If Hal or Lockhart decided to DM some of these, the site could also get a bit of free publicity, since Encounter Roleplay would probably be happy to post a link to the play-thru podcast of their adventure.
They even released one on Hal's birthday, called The Shaman of Shamblers
It looks like a fairly fun, short adventure, which could be used for a one-shot.
...And of course, you could still try Burlesque House Siege