Ok so enough people have asked me this to where I can answer it in a blog post: Kary, do you hate Mia and Peter? I’ll answer it the long way by saying what I think of each character, then what I think of them as a couple.
I don’t really hate Mia, but she sure does a good job of pissing me off. This is partly her fault, as well as the fault of the writers. The frustration all comes from how her daughter Isabella is dealt with. Mia is obviously more concerned with being popular and “living like a teenager” instead of taking care of her daughter. Sorry, but you gave up your right to be a teen and have fun all the time when you gave it up to Lucas.
And of course when the writing team wants to do something cool with Mia (something like give her a fancy sendoff) they can completely disregard Izzy’s existence altogether. Or just work it so that Mia’s mom is the one taking care of things. Why even bother making Mia a teen mom in the first place?
I used to hate Peter. That was a BIG used to. I hated him mainly during season 5 and part of season 6, where it felt like they really didn’t know what direction they wanted to go with him. Was he supposed to be a bad guy? Or were we supposed to feel sorry for him?
I’ll get straight to the point: Darcy is the reason I started liking him. She was the best thing to ever happen to him. Even though Darcy is gone, I think I like him more now than I did back then. He’s just been a really humble character since his drug usage made him lose almost everything.
Mia and Peter
They are the most contrived couple in history. Mia and Peter were blantly thrown together as a couple way too fast, and even as a couple they didn’t really do anything. While Peter was still communicating with Darcy while she was in Africa, and even after he stopped it was too hard for me to believe that Peter’s heart was really in it with Mia.
I feel like the writers put them together because Mia and Peter were two of the main characters of the show at that time. The main clique of Season 8? Peter, Mia, Sav, Anya and Danny (the guys were best friends and the girls were BFFs too, but I don’t count Leia because she never really made it “in” with the group that season). Mia and Peter were a couple of convenience.