"I feel nauseated"
Reality: this person feels sick to their stomach
Television: sweeps week has impregnated the entire female cast!
"I have a headache"
Reality: this person has a headache.
Television: this person is about to be diagnosed with brain cancer, or maybe a blood clot. They will probably die soon.
"We should hang out later"
Reality: we should go on a confusing maybe-a-date-maybe-not-a-date at an ambiguous future time.
Television: by the end of this season, we should get married and make sweeps-week babies.