'Days of Our Lives' made the move to streaming. Some loyal fans are feeling burned

For 57 years and more than 14,000 episodes, fans of “Days of Our Lives” have tuned in each weekday to see what calamity will befall the tiny but unusually eventful Midwestern

town of Salem. There was the time Carly Manning was buried alive by her romantic rival, Vivian Alamain. The time Stefano DiMera planted a microchip in Hope Brady’s

brain to make her believe she was an international art thief named Princess Gina. And the time — sorry, two times — Dr. Marlena Evans was possessed by the devil. But

last week, the daytime drama took a leap that many longtime viewers may never accept: NBC moved the soap, a staple of its daytime programming since 1965, to Peacock, NBC

Universal’s streaming service, replacing it with a daily news broadcast. From now on, new episodes of “Days” will be ready to view on demand each weekday at 6 a.m. Eastern. (In a

final indignity for some viewers on the East Coast, NBC cut away in the final two minutes of the show's last linear broadcast on Sept. 9 to air a pre-recorded address from King

Charles III about the death of his mother, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the previous day.) Announced with little fanfare last month, the news that “Days” would live on as

a streaming exclusive was not as surprising as, say, the time a completely unrecognizable Roman Brady reappeared in Salem years after he was presumed dead.