How The UnDead Zombies of #iZombie Gave Life To An Entertainment Site via @stacyamiller85

On Thursday, August 1, 2019, The CW airs the Series Finale of iZombie.

iZombie has special meaning for the staff of The Nerdy Girl Express.

The Nerdy Girl Express was founded by Erin, Erica and Katherine who met online through their love of The CW television series. These ladies wanted to have a place to post their articles on the show. They enjoyed watching the weekly trials and tribulations of Liv, Clive, Ravi, Major, Peyton and Blaine. But they also wanted to take that enjoyment further and have the opportunity to share their insights on the show with other fans. So launching an entertainment site was a logical decision.

However since its founding in October 2015, The Nerdy Girl Express has grown. No longer considered a site to post only about iZombie, it now covers past and present daytime and prime time television series and films. Additionally, we have book, comic and web series reviews as well as interviews. Our Blast From The Past features pieces on classic and relevantly unknown films and television series.

Co-founder Katherine supports the LGTBQ community and covers books and entertainment facets aimed at educating and fostering acceptance. Katherine had an iZombie recipe feature with original culinary creations to rival anything seen on the show. As Marketing Manager and someone who has watched an array of films, daytime and primetime television for over 48 years, I’ve written many pieces on my favorites of the last four decades. Co-founder Erin does a monthly horoscope column as well as movie video reviews. Our other Co-founder Erica is currently taking a break from the site as is Tracy, our resident poet an book reviewer. Katherine has since started doing book reviews.  She loves discovering new authors to read and review their work. We also have a number of guest writers who have contributed pieces.

I joined the staff of The Nerdy Girl Express in December 2015.  Part of the reason that made me want to write for The Nerdy Girl Express was its intimate feel due to its small writing staff. Plus at The Nerdy Girl Express, a film or television series doesn’t have to be popular or mainstream for us to want to cover it. At The Nerdy Girl Express, we love to write and write what we love. As Marketing Manager, I can often be found tweeting death and birthday announcements as well as other entertainment news. I also live tweet television episodes. However, The Nerdy Girl Express avoids political discussions as we feel some hotbed discussions have no place on an entertainment magazine and will leave that to publications like Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post etc. who have political writers I feel with the experience in which to report the news impartially. I also created our Facebook page and maintain it daily. I’m proud to be a member of the writing team of The Nerdy Girl Express.

And as iZombie comes to a close, I wish to thank the cast, crew and writers for creating a show that took being a zombie out of the traditional norm usually seen in movies. iZombie gave us intriguing characters and episodes and with the casting of Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka found the perfect actors to play these characters.

If it wasn’t for iZombie, there may never have been The Nerdy Girl Express.  As we say goodbye to iZombie, I wanted to acknowledge how a show about undead zombies gave life to an entertainment site.

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