Okay, a friend and I just did the math.
The final episode of LOST Season 4 will be #82. After that there will be two more seasons, each with 16 episodes.
The premiere of LOST Season 4 was in mid-January, 2008. Let’s assume that the final season starts in mid-January of 2010. At that point, 98 episodes will have aired. So, what’s January 15, 2010, minus 98 weeks?
Answer: February 29, 2008.
So: if you’ve never seen LOST, you can start from the pilot now, view one episode a week (with five double-headers), finish right before the start of season 6, and see the remaining installments in real time, thereby watching the entire series without hiatus.
Lemmie know how that works out for you.