Let’s Discuss “Downton”

"Manor of Speaking" unpacks each new episode of the critically-acclaimed Masterpiece Classic series and has quickly become Houston PBS's most popular locally-produced show.
Sun February 23, 2014 9:45 pm
Ernie Manouse, center, the host of “Manor of Speaking,” which is all about “Downton Abbey.”
Jonathan Sandys

Ernie Manouse traveled to Amsterdam at the end of August 2012 but spent the three-day trip holed up in his hotel room, unexpectedly binging on the first two seasons of Downton Abbey.

“The couple of times I did leave my hotel room, I would think about the episodes I could have been watching,” said Manouse, a Houston public-television personality. But when the credits started rolling on each episode, he found himself wanting to discuss the developments with someone. While he missed out on seeing Amsterdam’s canals and museums, he did come back

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