The Mulan story has always been one of my favorites. While I don't care for the romantic elements of this version, it remains more detailed than the sanitized Disney cartoon. I've only watched up to episode 5 but I'm enjoying this quite a bit.
In this version, she never becomes a proficient soldier. If it weren't for all the men, including her old father, using and risking everything they have to help and save her, her story would have ended very quickly.