When I was a kid back in Poland, all of my days started with me turning on the little TV set my parents let me keep in my room. Unless I was out or asleep, my TV was always on, and it always showed American movies and TV shows, except when I switched to the German channels during the night for reasons that nobody wants to hear about. (If you do want to hear about it, PM me and I will send you a link to my webcam chatroom.) I don't know why I had so little interest in Polish productions, with one notable exception, but I do know that when you're a foreigner obsessed with American cinema, it changes you, like how ...
You Become Unreasonably Happy Whenever Your Country Is Mentioned
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After I was officially done with the education system, I spent a few months getting extra fat so that my ass would be big enough for all of Poland to kiss it when I moved abroad, never to return. What I mean is that I didn't have the best time in my home country, which is why it's so strange that I love hearing Polish in American movies and TV shows.
Do you remember in episode 2 of Jessica Jones when Je-Jo briefly talks to a car mechanic? I do. I remember every little detail of that scene because at the end, the guy spoke Polish. As Jones left, he said something like "Good girls" but he could've said "Ruthless cuckoos" and I still would have felt, well, proud.
That's how you'd say it in Polish. Yes, our language is the Welsh of Eastern Europe.
See, I grew up seeing the U.S. as a symbol of wealth and power, and I guess part of me still feels that way. That's why hearing Polish or a mention of Poland on American TV feels like ... validation, I guess, even when it's not in the best context. Like in the episode of Person Of Interest when the main character goes against Polish gangsters. You can tell because one of them had a giant Polish eagle tattooed on his chest.