Pictured: Dave Thomas and Helen Shaver

Pop Goes The News — There are many Canadians starring in prime time shows on the big U.S. networks — and a bunch of shows that are made in Canada.

But, not all Canadian viewers may realize that some of their favourite shows are directed, written, or produced by Canadians.

Pop Goes The News — The season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones on April 24 was quite possibly the most Canadian episode ever.

It was directed by a native of Ontario, partly filmed in Alberta, and packed with visual effects done in British Columbia and Quebec. It was also subsidized by Canadian taxpayers.