Not all of the personal scenes are as strong as Cranston’s astonishing solo spots. Tatania Maslany is surely credible as a mercurial TV exec willing to dive low for ratings, but she’s unchangeable and thus inaccessible when it comes to the deeper themes of the piece. Tony Goldwyn works better — you can read the pain on his face — but he’s too tentative, especially as compared with William Holden in the movie, meaning that Cranston and Maslany can run for their touchdown into lucrative insanity with too few old-school linebackers in their faces, especially since Joshua Boone, playing a role made famous by Robert Duvall, feels uncertain, too. But there’s one blistering exception: a scene between Goldwyn’s Max Schumacher and the superb actress Alyssa Bresnahan, who plays Max’s wife, Louise. It’s a killer confrontation, instantly recognizable to anyone with a ring on their finger and a reminder of the human cost of going rouge.